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#1. I - though forced through lack of space to assume the form of a stoic guinea pig crouched between the girl's shoe and the glove compartment - was my usual dignified self. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#2. George,' I croaked, 'are you okay?'
'No. Someone's buttocks are flattening my foot.'
I shifted my position irritably. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#3. And then, as if written by the hand of a bad novelist, an incredible thing happened. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#4. I'm sorry, Miraculous One, it's difficult to think of new titles for you when you ask short questions. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#5. Really?"
"No. I'm being ironic. Or is it sarcastic? I can never remember."
"Irony's cleverer, so you're probably being sarcastic. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#6. You're not our leader,' Dave said.
'No, but I know what I'm doing, which is a nice alternative.' - Lucy - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#7. The Amulet of Samarkand. It was Simon Lovelace's. Now it is yours. Soon it will be Simon Lovelace's again. Take it and enjoy the consequences. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#8. Penelope Fittes - " "Has got nothing whatsoever to do with it, as you well know. It was Lockwood who came knocking on your door, and that's why you considered the proposal, and let's face it, that's why you said yes. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#9. Getting that first draft out is a horribly hard grind, but that (perversely) is where the joy of it lies. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#10. So special is God's love that love does not love those who are worthy of it but rather those who have special need of it. - Author: Dean G. Stroud
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#11. We are what we adapt to. - Author: Carter Stroud
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#12. The Hermit was known to be pretty sniffy about disciples who returned in failure. There was a wall of the institute layered with their skins- an ingenious display that encouraged vigor in his students, as well as nicely keeping out the drafts. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#13. Is it just me,' Kipps said, 'or does that boy need punching?'
'It's not just you. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#14. Oh, we'll suffer in silence. You've given us plenty of practice at that. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#15. Lockwood gave a sudden exclamation; when I looked at him, his eyes were shining. 'On second thoughts, we can scrap my last suggestion,' he said. 'Stuff the mingling. Who wants to do that? Boring. George - this library. Where is it? - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#16. Hey, it was his first time. I wanted to scare him - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#17. If anyone else asked that question, O He Who Is Terrible and Great, I would have said they were an ignorant fool; in you it is a sign of the disarming simplicity which is the fount of all virtue. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#18. Burned and squashed to death in a silver vat of soup. There must be worst ways to go. But not many. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#19. I like to have my characters talking in an up-to-date way, and I like their essentially modern self-awareness, which means we can have lots of irony and jokes. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#20. Back at the scene of the rollover they had brought in the dogs, who got one snootful of all the guts and gore scattered all over the place and, after a whispered conference, expressed their regrets and respectfully declined to participate. - Author: Carsten Stroud
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#21. Long ago I dreamed of being a hero in your company" Halli said Huskily "I'm sorry to say your reality disappoints me - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#22. The boy was silent as we went. Unsurprising, this - he had seldom left London in his life before. I guessed him to be gazing about in dumbstruck admiration.
"What an appalling place," he [Nathaniel] said. - Bartimaeus - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#23. More ghosts have been created in bedrooms than anywhere else. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#24. One magician demanded I show him an image of the love of his life. I rustled up a mirror. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#25. Well, I make that one murder victim, one police interrogation and one conversation with a ghost," George said. "Now that's what I call a busy evening."
Lockwood nodded. "To think some people just watch television. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#26. While many at the time found themselves in conflict over their loyalty as Germans and their identity as Christians, Lackmann insisted that for Christians there was no conflict; they must side with Christ and against the Nazi state. - Author: Dean G. Stroud
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#27. Dismissing without further investigation something that conflicts with what is already known is the very heart of rationality. - Author: Barry Stroud
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#28. Besides, if you're going to die horribly, you might as well do it with style. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#29. Lemon Featherlight was an ex-Marine, a full-blood Mayaimi Indian, irritatingly handsome in a piratical sort of way, a condition even more grating because all the women loved him, and made even moreso because he was actually a decent guy, and nobody needed that. - Author: Carsten Stroud
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#30. So I departed, leaving behind a pungent smell of brimstone. Just something to remember me by. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#31. cannon used. The night of the grand festivity - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#32. A dozen more questions occurred to me. Not to mention twenty-two possible solutions to each one, sixteen resulting hypotheses and counter-theorems, eight abstract speculations, a quadrilateral equation, two axioms, and a limerick. That's raw intelligence for you. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#33. We grow up being told about great figures in our society, and as you get older you have to question the stories you've been told and decide if these great figures are indeed as great as you've been told. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#34. Oh, the boots were on the other eight feet now. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#35. It's a curious thing with George. With his glasses off, his eyes looked small and weak - blinky and a bit baffled, like an unintelligent sheep that's taken a wrong turn. But when he put them on again, they went all sharp and steely, more like the eyes of an eagle that eats dumb sheep for breakfast. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#36. When I set out from the boy's attic window, my head was so full of competing plans and complex stratagems that I didn't look where I was going and flew straight into a chimney.
Something symbolic in that. It's what fake freedom does for you. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#37. At last! Am I glad to see you! Right, stab this guy quickly, and let's be going. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#38. I got fairly good grades, but I was bad at woodwork. They said I tried hard, but the result was hopeless. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#39. Helga Sigrid was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, and still had an accent right out of Wagner. She was almost as tall as he was, and as Nordic as it was possible to get without disappearing altogether whenever the sun came out. - Author: Carsten Stroud
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#40. In my youth, I was always one for the dramatic entrance. Now, in keeping with my character, I gravitate more toward the subtle and refined. Okay, with the occasional feathered serpent thrown in. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#41. Isn't it hard to maintain an argument when you can read each other's mind? - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#42. Most traditional ghost stories feature rather hapless protagonists, who have nasty things happen to them. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#43. I see things . . . beautiful things . . . - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#44. Literature offers the thrill of minds of great clarity wrestling with the endless problems and delights of being human. To engage with them is to engage with oneself, and the lasting rewards are not confined to specific career paths. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#45. Helga, we need to talk. There's something you've got to know about."

"You sound so serious, Lemon."

"I am, Helga. Deadly serious."

"Okay. I will be right over. Stay nude. - Author: Carsten Stroud
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#46. At Lockwood & Co., George was famous for not being able to throw or catch with any accuracy. Back in the kitchen at Portland Row, even the casual passing out of fruit or bags of chips became an exercise fraught with danger. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#47. All you need is a [insert plant], some [insert stick / rock / animal feces], and a good multitool. - Author: Les Stroud
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#48. What was it that drew you back? My marvellous personality, I suppose? Or my sparkling conversation? - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#49. There was a loud cough from the man on the stand. I replaced My Magic Mirror carefully on his tray, gave him a cheesy smile, and went my way. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#50. That's usually how they start, the young ones. Meaningless waffle. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#51. Thus, those with long and glittering careers (e.g. me) tend to look down on those (e.g. Ascobol) whose names have been unearthed more recently, and haven't amassed so many fine achievements. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#52. They passed a succession of granite monuments to the conquering magicians of the late Victorian age and the fallen heroes of the Great War, then a few monolithic sculptures representing Ideal Virtues (Patriotism, Respect for Authority, the Dutiful Wife). - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#53. Never touch a mummified body part if you don't know where it's been. That's my motto." [- Lockwood]

"Holds true with unmummified ones too," George said. "That's the motto I live by. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#54. Well, when you're being held at gunpoint by a geriatric madman in a metal skirt, you've kind of hit rock bottom anyway. It can't really get much worse. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#55. She gets away from you, I am. She's as big as a lynx. Look at - Author: Carsten Stroud
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#56. Courage is the facing of a challenge with a healthy fear, not being fearless. - Author: Les Stroud
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#57. It was one of those moments when a great Don't Care wave hits you, and you float off on it, head back, looking at the sky. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#58. But Holly the gun-toting, wild-haired madwoman of the night before was in there somewhere, I knew. It made me look upon her with fond affection. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#59. To my astonishment I saw him standing at a table with Kitty Jones. It was the Kitty Jones bit that was astonishing. Not the table. Though it was very nicely polished. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#60. Haven't you done enough for a lifetime? Think about it - two power - crazed magicians killed, a hundred power - crazed magicians saved ... - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#61. Watch where you leave your victims! I stubbed my toe on that. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#62. This was classic Lockwood. Friendly, considerate, empathetic. My personal impulse would have been to slap the girl soundly around the face and boot her moaning backside out into the night. Which is why he's the leader, and I'm not. Also why I have no female friends. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#63. Julius Tallow was a fool. He appeared complacent, but like a weak swimmer out of his depth, his legs were kicking frantically under the surface, trying to keep him afloat. Whatever happened, Nathaniel did not intend to sink with him. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#64. Money might be the root of all evil, but two million in stolen cash was mainly a hernia risk. - Author: Carsten Stroud
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#65. When I write something that would have made me laugh as a 10-year-old, or would have scared me or would have excited me, I know I'm onto something. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#66. The mercenary finished his coffee in a single gulp, It must have been piping hot, too. Boy, he was tough. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#67. I wanted to wake you straightaway, but I knew I had to wait several hours to ensure you were safely recovered."
"What! How long has it been?"
"Five minutes. I got bored. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#68. Despite his crimped shirts and flowing mane (or perhaps because of them) I had seen no evidence as yet that Nathaniel even knew what a girl was. If he'd ever met one, chances are they'd both have run screaming in opposite directions. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#69. It was Nathaniel's boundless capacity for stating the obvious that made him so charmingly human. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#70. He was a worried man (I'm stretching the term a bit here, I know. By now, in his mid to late teens, he might just about have passed for a man. When seen from behind. At a distance. On a very dark night). - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#71. Some people are still going to want to eat meat. We do agree though that vegetarianism is a healthier diet. - Author: Dave Stroud
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#72. Yes, all the inhabitants of the store had left. But that didn't mean we were alone. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#73. The stories that bind us, Halli. The stories we live by, that dictate what we do and where we go. The stories that give us our names, our identities, the places we belong, the people we hate. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#74. His name was Mr. Quan and he was the concierge, which explained the black suit and the lavender shirt but not the oversized bow tie in chrome-yellow silk. Perhaps nothing could. - Author: Carsten Stroud
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#75. John Mandrake was an attractive young man, and the scent of power hung about him, sweet and intoxicating, like honeysuckle in the evening air. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#76. When I was young, I kept a diary for about 10 years and I had to write in it every day. Even on days when nothing seemed to happen, I made myself think of something to put in it. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#77. She's her?' - Lucy
'Exactly. Penelope Fittes is Marissa Fittes. They're one and the same person.' - The Skull - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#78. When we exhale, a tree breathes in. - Author: Les Stroud
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#79. What is a gathering without unseemly drunkenness? - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#80. What, are you queuing now? Just how British are you people? Don't just stand in line! Kill somebody! - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#81. Okay ... ' I hurried on. 'But why me?'
'You're a girl,' Lockwood called. 'Aren't you supposed to be more sensitive?'
'To emotions, yes. To nuances of human behavior. Not necessarily to secret passages in a wall.'
'Oh, it's much the same thing. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#82. Check out that one at the end. He's taken the form of a footstool. Weird ... but somehow I like his style."
"That is a footstool. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#83. God made the universe out of nothing, and if you look real close, you can tell. - Author: Carsten Stroud
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#84. Go get us some burgers and coffee. I'll get on the horn to Mark Hopewell. I'll ask him for a list."

"Cheese or plain?"

"I'm on a diet."

"Plain then. And no fries?"

"I said I'm on a diet, not a death march. - Author: Carsten Stroud
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#85. Someone at Portland Row really missed you, you know... Me. - Holly - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#86. It wasn't the body," he said. "I've seen worse things in our fridge. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#87. Her clarity gave her purpose and her purpose gave her clarity. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#88. I was born on the first day of January 1941 in the front bedroom of my grandparents' house in Rodborough near Stroud in Gloucestershire where my mother had come to escape the bombing in London. - Author: Martin Evans
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#89. There was a devotion to detail here that could only come with genuine affection, perhaps even with love. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#90. Many weighty books on magic that looked as if they had been bound in human skin at the beginning of time but had probably been mass-produced last week by a factory in Catford. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#91. Man to man, my eye Kipps snorted. It was like seeing two schoolgirls squabbling over a scented pencil. You should have heard the squeals. - Author: Jonathon Stroud
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#92. They were hot, itchy, and hard to see out of, plus the wool covered our mouths and made it difficult to speak. Aside from that, it was a joy to wear them. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#93. She was so radiant, it was like the other-light was already on her. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#94. Pardon me, Highness, a women waits whithout."
"Whithout what? - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#95. Ah, you coward! Look at you, running." "Actually, it's called improvising. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#96. When I think about my ideal free day, it usually involves going into London and sitting in a nice coffeehouse with cake and coffee, but I would probably still have my notebook in my pocket. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#97. Well, with luck we'll miss the beginning of the performance. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#98. Minor magicians take pains to fit this traditional wizardly bill. By contrast, the really powerful magicians take pleasure in looking like accountants. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#99. If we think only of the great needs, then we are less likely to notice the individual small needs requiring our help. And all the great needs grow really out of little ones, or better, from the fact that in our blindness we in the beginning failed to see the little needs. - Author: Dean G. Stroud
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#100. He did not walk in beauty like the night. In fact, he slouched in warthog ugly like a Hangover Monday in Barstow, - Author: Carsten Stroud
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