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"Tie off on the inside at station 1 with the other thread (step 27)."
-Keith Smith, Non-Adhesive Binding, Volume III: Exposed Spine Sewings
"If Orik surrenders, he does what he can to ensure his continued well-being."
-Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition
"If the rage one year was Hungary water and Baldini appropriately stocked up on lavendar, bergamot and rosemary to cover the demand - here came Pélissier with his 'Air de Musc', an ultra-heavy musk scent."
-Patrick Süskind, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
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"After about a year of feverish renovations, it opened as a public museum on August 10, 1793, a date that was chosen because it was exactly one year after the fall of the monarchy."
-- Disarmed: The Story of the Venus de Milo, Gregory Curtis
I bet Comrade Anklebiter never guesses what they're talking about!
"From time to time, rebellious prisoners were dragged away, never to reappear"
"Doomdog has been a legend in the land of Toct since time forgot. His image is carved on temple pillars. That is, it was carved there until Princess Vian slew her uncle, King Uzhiram of Toct, with warlockmade poison smeared on the claws of his cockatoo"
Not *a* sentence, not on page 55, but much better
- Both from Brak the Barbarian, by John Jakes
"Glenwood Apartments (not its real name) in Old Orchard Beach is advertising a room at $65 a week, share bath and kit with a woman described to me on the phone as "a character, but clean"--and I think, hey, that could be me or at least my new best friend."
--Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
"And he winked at me, didn't he."
-- Alien in the House by Gini Koch
Great series. Recommend everyone read it. Great mix of humor and serious.
The airlock door shut, sealing the prisoners from view, while the transport platform descended to its original position on the floor of the amphitheater.
-- Man of Steal by Greg Cox
Too bad it sticked so close to the movie script. I would have liked it to be more fleshed out.
"We agree eventually on the opening, which, after every comma has been vetted, reads:
'SUMMARY: Seasoned consultant with experiences in Event Planning, Public Relations, and Speechwriting is prepared to provide leadership advancing company brand and image.'"
--Barbara Ehrenreich, Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
The flames were bright enough to show her all the watching folk, the soldiers formost among them, surrounding the warehouse.
The Wizard's Mask by Ed Greenwood
I gave him a smile.
Infection by Laurel K Hamilton
The woman hired half-incompetent staff, and then treated the tavern like her own personal prowling grounds.
The Arrivals by Melissa Marr
"All this gives us a unique opportunity of conducting our work legally, unhampered by the trammels which fascism and occupation have attached to our comrades on the continent."
--Ted Grant, "Preparing for Power" (1942), The Unbroken Thread: The Development of Trotskyism Over 40 Years
"Obviously the other planes had been glimpsed and the legend makers had speculated freely from the fragments of knowledge thus gained."
--Michael Moorcock, The Swords Trilogy
"The first sentence [in a passage that Lenin is ruthlessly demolishing] is obviously wrong, since the action of the masses--a big strike, for instance--is more important than parliamentary activity at all times, and not only during a revolution or in a revolutionary situation."
Vive le Galt, mofo!!
V.I. Lenin, "Left-Wing" Communism, An Infantile Disorder
Btw, the sentence that is obviously wrong? By, I think, Anton Pannekoek: "When the capitalistic system of production has broken down, and society is in a state of revolution, parliamentary activity gradually loses importance as compared with the action of the masses themselves."
"I hope you'll remain confident of your strength, intelligence, and highly developed skills as a professional warrior, whatever ordeal you find yourself facing."
- from a letter written to then US Army Captain Jason Amerine by his father, quoted in The Only Thing Worth Dying For, by Eric Blehm
I always thought Moorcock was boring. I had to have his Elric stories come out in comic book form in order to enjoy them.
"Of course, sir," he murmured, hitting the release for his straps.
- Hellfire by Jean Johnson
"No," Kris said, drawing the negative out to emphasize her chagrin.
- Freedom's Landing by Anne McCaffrey
He escorted her down the cramped aisle to the hatch, one large hand on her shoulder.
- Freedom's Choice by Anne McCaffrey
Runt had become like a part of my family and I had no intention of giving her back now.
- Cat's Claw by Amber Benson
"But one of the things that makes music different from painting is that it is dynamic, changing across time, and what moves the music forward are rhythm and meter."
-This Is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin
"Fur split his skin."
-The Poison Eaters and Other Stories by Holly Black
"Neither of his mother's spells was able to follow him into what was, by trading custom, a tiny area of Mingol territory, though the Mingol's tent did begin to sag with an unnaturally large number of ice crystalsm which the Mingol oldsters, wizened and nimble as monkeys, beat off janglingly with poles."
--Fritz Lieber, "The Snow Women," in Ill Met in Lankhmar
Now, that's what I call a 5th sentence on page 55!
"The second case, being straight-forward, creates few problems of interpretation."
--Eugene D. Genovese--The World the Slaveholders Made: Two Essays in Interpretation
Which is a hell of a lot more straight-forward (I don't think I've ever seen a hyphen between those two words before) and a lot less fun than the third sentence:
"From the beginning, therefore, plantation slavery in the American colonies of Spain and Portugal represented an extension of the essentially seigneurial socioeconomic system of the metropolis; that is, unlike the Anglo-Saxon variant, the mode of production that arose in the colonies proceeded in essential harmony with that of the mother countries, though not without sharp conflicts of interest over the division of the spoils."