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#1. About an attractive woman at the bar, my character, Austin Carr, says, "She might be too drunk. I mean, even stockbrokers have some pride. - Author: Jack Getze
Screwball Mystery quotes by Jack Getze
#2. A slight clinking behind me made me turn my head. Six black men advanced in a file, toiling up the path. They walked erect and slow, balancing small baskets full of earth on their heads, and the clink kept time with their footsteps. Black rags were wound round their loins, and the short ends behind wagged to and fro like tails. I could see every rib, the joints of their limbs were like knots in a rope; each had an iron collar on his neck, and all were connected together with a chain whose bights swung between them, rhythmically clinking. Another report from the cliff made me think suddenly of that ship of war I had seen firing into a continent. It was the same kind of ominous voice; but these men could by no stretch of imagination be called enemies. They were called criminals, and the outraged law, like the bursting shells, had come to them, an insoluble mystery from over the sea. All their meager breasts panted together, the violently dilated nostrils quivered, the eyes stared stonily uphill. They passed me within six inches, without a glance, with that complete, deathlike indifference of unhappy savages. - Author: Joseph Conrad
Screwball Mystery quotes by Joseph Conrad
#3. Sex is great until you die, but it's never as great as it was when you were a kid, when it was a mystery. - Author: David Duchovny
Screwball Mystery quotes by David Duchovny
#4. There are many good reasons for drinking, and one's just entered my head: If you don't drink when you're living, how the fuck can you drink when you're dead? - Author: Warren Ellis
Screwball Mystery quotes by Warren Ellis
#5. Entering a garden like Bomarzo was like succumbing to a dream. Every detail was intended to produce a specific effect on the mind and body, to excite and soothe the senses like a drug. To awaken the unconscious self. - Author: Linda Lappin
Screwball Mystery quotes by Linda Lappin
#6. In 1986 we were trying to help women get in print, stay in print, and come to the attention of booksellers and libraries. At that time, books by men mystery writers were reviewed seven times as often as books by women. - Author: Sara Paretsky
Screwball Mystery quotes by Sara Paretsky
#7. In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director. - Author: Alfred Hitchcock
Screwball Mystery quotes by Alfred Hitchcock
#8. My mama always said, You can always ask. The worst they can do is say no. But I don't think Mama was thinking about revenge and murder when she dealt out that piece of homespun advice - Author: Catrina Burgess
Screwball Mystery quotes by Catrina Burgess
#9. For many feverish years he was burdened with the sensation, an ancient one to be sure, that the incredible sprawl of human history was no more than a pathetically partial record of an infinitely vast and shadowed chronicle of universal metamorphoses. How much greater, then, was the feeling that his own pathetic history formed a practically invisible fragment of what itself was merely an obscure splinter of the infinite. Somehow he needed to excarcerate himself from the claustral dungeon cell of his life. In the end, however, he broke beneath the weight of his aspiration. And as the years passed, the only mystery which seemed worthy of his interest, and his amazement, was that unknown day which would inaugurate his personal eternity, that incredible day on which the sun simply would not rise, and forever would begin. - Author: Thomas Ligotti
Screwball Mystery quotes by Thomas Ligotti
#10. On the other hand, I am not a liberal. The notion that man is a rational creature who arrives at reasonable solutions to knotty problems is much in doubt as far as I'm concerned. Liberalism depends all too much on having an optimistic view of human nature. But the history of the 20th century has not exactly fortified that notion. Moreover, liberalism also depends too much upon reason rather than any appreciation of mystery. If you start to talk about God with the average good liberal, he looks at you as if you are more than a little off. In that sense, since I happen to be - I hate to use the word religious, there are so many heavy dull connotations, so many pious self-seeking aspects - but I do believe there is a Creator who is active in human affairs and is endangered. I also believe there is a Devil who is equally active in our existence (and is all too often successful). So, I can hardly be a liberal. God is bad enough for them, but talk about the devil, and the liberal's mind is blown. He is consorting with a fellow who is irrational if not insane. That is the end of real conversation. - Author: Norman Mailer
Screwball Mystery quotes by Norman Mailer
#11. You see?" Thane waved at the photo. "Everything about her is nonsensical. A dragon who lies with a wolf? I suppose pigs fly and the moon is blue, too. - Author: Erin Kellison
Screwball Mystery quotes by Erin Kellison
#12. Every child is born a naturalist. His eyes are, by nature, open to the glories of the stars, the beauty of the flowers, and the mystery of life. - Author: Ritu Ghatourey
Screwball Mystery quotes by Ritu Ghatourey
#13. To swipe the immortal lines uttered by Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon, a great mystery should take the lid off life and let [you] look at the works. - Author: Dashiell Hammett
Screwball Mystery quotes by Dashiell Hammett
#14. Ultimately, we live in the face of an irresolvable mystery about our origin and, for that matter, about our end. And what Schleiermacher would have us do is (a) acknowledge that this is the case and (b) accept it as something positive, a point of departure for a life of trusting joy. - Author: George Pattison
Screwball Mystery quotes by George Pattison
#15. I think that some books are more successful than others to certain readers. People who read my books for the humor, they're going to love one book. People who read my books for the mystery, they might not like that book quite as much. - Author: Janet Evanovich
Screwball Mystery quotes by Janet Evanovich
#16. His love for his children bore down on his heart with the weight of three heavy stones. There were all his unnamed fears for them, and hopes for them. There was all he was powerless to change, including who they were
one too mild, one too easily tempted to be cruel, and the little girl (it was the weight of a heavy stone against his heart) a mystery to him, impossible to say what she, through her life, would need. And soon, one more. - Author: Alice McDermott
Screwball Mystery quotes by Alice McDermott
#17. It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion. - Author: Albert Einstein
Screwball Mystery quotes by Albert Einstein
#18. Christmas is a time of little time.
How we get there is a mystery.
Racing madly mall-to-mall, we climb
Into fields of sunlit harmony.
Shopping, cooking, clearing walks and yards,
Trimming house and tree while working, too;
Making phone calls, wrapping, writing cards,
As all worn out we do what we must do
So that this day of joy might joy renew. - Author: Nick Gordon
Screwball Mystery quotes by Nick Gordon
#19. Apparently there were seven stages of grief but that was a neat way of putting it. Grief was messy and didn't colour inside the lines - Author: Emily Gale
Screwball Mystery quotes by Emily Gale
#20. Our lives are part of a unique adventure ... Nevertheless, most of us think the world is 'normal' and are constantly hunting for something abnormal
like angels or Martians. But that is just because we don't realize the world is a mystery. As for myself, I felt completely different. I saw the world as an amazing dream. I was hunting for some kind of explanation of how everything fit together. - Author: Jostein Gaarder
Screwball Mystery quotes by Jostein Gaarder
#21. There are two basic coping mechanisms. One consists of dreading the chaos, fighting it and abusing oneself after losing, building a structured life of work/marriage/gym/reunions/children/depression/affair/divorce/alcoholism/recovery/heart attack, in which every decision is a reaction against the fear of the worst (make children to avoid being forgotten, fuck someone at the reunion in case the opportunity never comes again, and the Holy Grail of paradoxes: marry to combat loneliness, then plunge into that constant marital desire to be alone). This is the life that cannot be won, but it does offer the comforts of battle - the human heart is content when distracted by war.

"The second mechanism is an across-the-board acceptance of the absurd all around us. Everything that exists, from consciousness to the digestive workings of the human body to sound waves and bladeless fans, is magnificently unlikely. It seems so much likelier that things would not exist at all and yet the world shows up to class every morning as the cosmos takes attendance. Why combat the unlikeliness? This is the way to survive in this world, to wake up in the morning and receive a cancer diagnosis, discover that a man has murdered forty children, discover that the milk has gone sour, and exclaim, 'How unlikely! Yet here we are,' and have a laugh, and swim in the chaos, swim without fear, swim without expectation but always with an appreciation of every whim, the beauty of screwball twists and jerk - Author: Jaroslav Kalfar
Screwball Mystery quotes by Jaroslav Kalfar
#22. Brown and Dilke walked with me and back from the Christmas pantomime. I had not a dispute but a disquisition, with Dilke on various subjects; several things dove-tailed in my mind, and at once it struck me what quality went to form a Man of Achievement, especially in Literature, and which Shakespeare possessed so enormously - I mean Negative Capability, that is, when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason - Coleridge, for instance, would let go by a fine isolated verisimilitude caught from the Penetralium of mystery, from being incapable of remaining content with half-knowledge. This pursued through volumes would perhaps take us no further than this, that with a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration. - Author: John Keats
Screwball Mystery quotes by John Keats
#23. I play to win and if it looks like I've lost, its only because its not over yet. - Author: Kiera Dellacroix
Screwball Mystery quotes by Kiera Dellacroix
#24. One can survive every hurt and move on, except the hatred of a mother formed without reasons, that one could not elucidate. - Author: Darmie Orem
Screwball Mystery quotes by Darmie Orem
#25. I guess I've always been attracted to secret societies and the mystery surrounding them. - Author: Sasha Grey
Screwball Mystery quotes by Sasha Grey
#26. Is there any mystery like who you finally turn out to be. - Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Screwball Mystery quotes by Joyce Carol Oates
#27. Believe in yourself, Follow your dreams, and all things are possible! - Author: Garry E. Lewis
Screwball Mystery quotes by Garry E. Lewis
#28. One key to the distinction between mystery and suspense writing involves the relative positions of hero and reader. In the ideal mystery novel, the readers is two steps behind the detective ... The ideal suspense reader, on the other hand, is two steps ahead of the hero. - Author: Carolyn Wheat
Screwball Mystery quotes by Carolyn Wheat
#29. False hope is better than no hope at all. - Author: Lois Greiman
Screwball Mystery quotes by Lois Greiman
#30. The mystery surrounding Garbo was as thick as a London fog. - Author: Greta Garbo
Screwball Mystery quotes by Greta Garbo
#31. academic literature. Major influences on my thinking include Douglass North, who won the Nobel Prize for Economics for his work on institutions; the pre-eminent economist of modern Africa, Paul Collier, author of The Bottom Billion and Plundered Planet; Hernando de Soto, the Peruvian economist and author of The Mystery of Capital; Andrei Shleifer and his numerous co-authors, who have pioneered an economic approach to the comparative study of legal systems; and Jim Robinson and Daron Acemoglu, whose book Why Nations Fail asks similar questions to the ones that interest me. - Author: Niall Ferguson
Screwball Mystery quotes by Niall Ferguson
#32. Tristan Mack Wilds: One of the conversations from Ed that I remember the absolute most, it was during my audition. We've had deep, intellectual conversations and we've had ones where he'll say a few words that will stick with you for the rest of your life. This is one of the joints that stick with you for the rest of your life. I was in the middle of auditions, and i twas kind of the last audition for the character of Michael ... Ed pulled me out. He's kind of sitting there, kind of just thinking. He said, 'Less is more. Remember that for the rest of your life. ... The less you do, the more everybody will feel it. Because we're so prone to seeing so much. With acting, with life, whatever. W'ere so prone to seeing so much more more. But when there's less, the mystery behind it, it leaves people guessing. It feels so much more. (227) - Author: Jonathan Abrams
Screwball Mystery quotes by Jonathan Abrams
#33. You see, God has given us all the clues we need in a complex mystery, and we just need to figure it out. Along the way, we learn, and we become better people - Author: Amelia C. Adams
Screwball Mystery quotes by Amelia C. Adams
#34. Browsing for books with a mouse and screen is not nearly as joyful an act as wandering the stacks and getting lost in the labyrinthine corridors of knowledge. The best libraries are places of imagination, education and community. The best libraries have mystery to them. - Author: Sam Weller
Screwball Mystery quotes by Sam Weller
#35. Justice is not blind, and she wears stilettos. - Author: Camryn King
Screwball Mystery quotes by Camryn King
#36. When we arrive on our floor we head to our rooms, politely bidding each other goodnight. Just as I am about to enter mine, I remember I have his jacket. I can use this to have just one more moment with him tonight. I knock on his door, his lips slightly open when he sees me on the other side.

"You forgot your jacket." It is still on my shoulders. I turn around to offer it up to him.

"Thank you Shy," As he says this he takes both of his hands, grabbing each shoulder of the jacket and oh so slowly pulls it off of me, grazing my bare arms and back as he pulls it off. I close my eyes taking in his touch. Each caress of his fingertips feels like one thousand little sparks. How can just the faintest touch from this man set me off like this? Please kiss me. Kiss my neck. I won't say no. I hold my position for a second more than I should, but it feels so tortuously long. There is nothing, not another touch, not a kiss. I turn to face him again and bid him goodnight. His face looks sad, almost guilty. Every word, every touch, every action tonight was an implication. This keeps us safe from one another. It keeps me safe from him.

"Goodnight Shy," he says as if dismissing me from his presence.

"Goodnight Taylor. - Author: Nina G. Jones
Screwball Mystery quotes by Nina G. Jones
#37. Worship demands the far distances of God; it protests against the little, the near, the material. It must love but it must look up. It cannot live without the note of spirituality and universality, if not mystery. The ascension, the passing of Christ within the veil, answers this need. So does a full-robed Christianity add to definiteness of knowledge the outreach of imagination and home. - Author: Maltbie Davenport Babcock
Screwball Mystery quotes by Maltbie Davenport Babcock
#38. I trust Jesus with all my tomorrows, knowing that He will solve the mystery of life beyond the grave. - Author: Billy Graham
Screwball Mystery quotes by Billy Graham
#39. Who knows what adventure we might find here?" Drizzt said excitedly. "Who knows what secrets might be unveiled to us?"
"Adventure?" Dunkin asked incredulously, looking to the carnage along the beach, and to the zombies still frozen in the water. "Reward?" he added with a chuckle. "Punishment, more likely, though I have done nothing to harm you, any of you!"
"We are here to unveil a mystery," Drizzt said, as though that fact should have piqued the man's curiosity, "To learn and to grow. To live as we discover the secrets of the world about us. - Author: R.A. Salvatore
Screwball Mystery quotes by R.A. Salvatore
#40. I admit,
I was afraid
to love.
Not just love,
but to love her.
For she was a stunning
mystery. She carried things
deep inside her that no one
has yet to understand,
and I,
I was afraid to fail,
like the others. She was the ocean
and i was just a boy
who loved the waves
but was completely
terrified to
swim. - Author: Christopher Poindexter
Screwball Mystery quotes by Christopher Poindexter
#41. Redemption, n. Deliverance of sinners from the penalty of their sin through their murder of the deity against whom they sinned. The doctrine of Redemption is the fundamental mystery of our holy religions, and whoso believeth in it shall not perish, but have everlasting life in which to try to understand it. - Author: Ambrose Bierce
Screwball Mystery quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#42. All your doing is keeping wayward teenage punks off the street. You should leave the real investigative work to us big girls with the pens and paper. - Author: Diane Moore
Screwball Mystery quotes by Diane Moore
#43. When the artist leaves a painting on a wall with the full confidence that the mastery of his skill, soul and vision will draw others into its vortex long after he is gone, he is using the grip of seduction. When the musician's performance, the manipulation of her instrument and the command of her talents are so raw and uninhibited that onlookers feel connected to the cosmos, bridged by the pure genius they are now experiencing, she is using the mystery of seduction. The unexplainable feeling fans get when the athlete ceases to be an athlete and rises to the level of the untouchable magician that can make anything happen, is nothing less than the power of seduction at work. The immense value of seduction is its ability to skillfully allure others into one's world . . . . - Author: Curtis Tyrone Jones
Screwball Mystery quotes by Curtis Tyrone Jones
#44. The desert wears ... a veil of mystery. Motionless and silent it evokes in us an elusive hint of something unknown, unknowable, about to be revealed. Since the desert does not act it seems to be waiting
but waiting for what? - Author: Edward Abbey
Screwball Mystery quotes by Edward Abbey
#45. He avoided small talk at the best of times and this, unquestionably, was a million horrific miles from the best of times. - Author: Jane Harper
Screwball Mystery quotes by Jane Harper
#46. But, you know, when I choose a film I need to believe in it and believe I can do something special with it, and after a while that means not trying to judge or analyze why I should do it. You have to follow this intuition thing, which is a mystery to me. - Author: Juliette Binoche
Screwball Mystery quotes by Juliette Binoche
#47. The only way he could truly stick out in New Orleans was if he were walking down the street on fire. - Author: Hunter Murphy
Screwball Mystery quotes by Hunter Murphy

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