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1. “I know what I'm talking about, Alecto! When I think of Jud, I think of the times he wanted to be a coal miner, the times he took Wendy and me sailing in the harbour, the times he showed me how to play soccer, but I forgot all the bullying and I’ll never understand why. And now you ask me, you ask me what happened once we were in high school. You said you didn’t understand what having a family was like, so ask me!” Mandy was shouting at him without even realizing it, her words sharp and unforgiving.“I….” Alecto started, hesitating for a moment. “You don’t seem like yourself Mandy Valems, not at all….”“No, go ahead! You want to know what having a real family is like?” Mandy snapped, turning to stare at him coldly. “Ask me what happened, I’ll tell you anything you want to know!”“…What happened?” Alecto asked quietly, looking nervous and confused.“I stayed late after school in shop class when I was in grade 9, trying to keep my lousy grades up. I was building a birdhouse, something like that, and that was when Jud and all his popular jock friends came storming in, laughing and swearing like a bunch of pigs,” Mandy continued. “So ask me what happened next.”“I… I don’t want to ask you what happened,” Alecto replied.“Ask me!” Mandy yelled.“Alright, what happened next…?” Alecto questioned.”

Tags : Argument Assault Attack Beat Up Bully Bullying Canada Cape Breton Parents Confession Conflict Cruelty Fight Friend Friendship High School Imaginary Friend Nova Scotia School Shop Stress Wood Wood Shop
Source : Super 8: The Sequel to Smog City

2. “Why am I anti-social?? Hey GreenWind can you answer me, little black biatch that I don't go out makes me anti social? How about the people which can't cross the street, everyday talking about football and playing box. You are one of them, so you are without minded guy, you are dumb, stupid and black biatch. Let's see how now you will win??? Why you are so quite??? Oh,oh I know you don't have what to say!”

Tags : Box Character Cross Football Greenhollywood Guy Holly Minded One Playing Say Street Them Wood You
Author : Deyth Banger

3. “To say she is only a woman is to say a violin is a piece of wood with strings, and Dante is mere ink printed on paper.”

Tags : Adulation Beauty Dante Forlorn Ink Paper Passions String Violin Woman Wood
Author : Bruce Crown
Source : Forlorn Passions

4. “- Daddy won’t buy me a new pony, so I’m gonna burn my old one so he will have to buy me a new one. - Will a horse do? I'm a horse. I'm a horse. Yes, of course. Yes, of course. (That's a little children's poem.).-Jarod Kintz and Stefan D”

Tags : Affirmation Burning Children Fatherhood Horse Poem Ponies Wood
Author : Stefan D

5. “To dwellers in a wood, almost every species of tree has its voice as well as its feature.”

Tags : Tree Trees Wood
Author : Thomas Hardy
Source : Under the Greenwood Tree

6. “It all I can do not to cry. I make myself wood I say to myself, Celie, you a tree. That's how I come to know trees fear man.”

Tags : Abuse Abuse Survivor Change Comfort Defence Dehumanisation Persona Tree Wood
Author : Alice Walker
Source : The Color Purple

7. “Life is one wall which stay in front of you as much you push as more stronger it gets. Sometimes you can pass it others not and in most cases from so many pushes you get injured badly and you die!”

Tags : Badly Die Injured Life Pass Wall Wood
Author : Deyth Banger

8. “The man stood alone by the hive. On impulse he put his palm against the wood, as if feeling for a pulse.”

Tags : Alive Instincts Nature Trees Wood
Author : Laline Paull
Source : The Bees

9. “Block of wood, gives you a big bunch of paper, but it doesn't make it worthy as a piece of mind on single paper.”

Tags : Genius Intellect Paper Sense Wood

10. “I have little patience with scientists who take a board of wood, look for its thinnest part, and drill a great number of holes where drilling is easy.”

Tags : Drill Easy Einstein Patience Science Wood

11. “After all it was only wood. It'd rot in a few hundred years. By the measure of infinity, it hardly existed at all. On average, considered over the lifetime of the multiverse, most things didn't”

Tags : Death Infinity Multiverse Wood
Source : Soul Music

12. “Life is one wood as much older you get as more smaller it becomes. Down under this wood there are one hole which is for dead and... the place on which you walk it's called Life. When you lose steady you fall..., when you fall you die.”

Tags : Die Get Life Small Theory Thinner Wood
Author : Deyth Banger

13. “Yes, my friend, ship wreckage was once the wood of a tree, nothing special about it - just like any other kind of wood. Men cut down the tree. They sawed and worked and planed and shaped and polished and caulked and tarred it. They made a ship out it, and they celebrated the birth of that ship, they christened it like a child. And they entrusted themselves to it. But the men were no longer very much in charge. The ship too had its say. A ship’s a being in its own right, like a person, so to speak, that thinks, and breathes, and reacts. A ship has its own mission to accomplish. It has its own destiny. So it sinks, this vessel, it founders because it was meant to founder, on such a day at such a time, on account of this or that, and in such a place. Maybe it was already written in the stars. And then long afterwards, other men discover the wreck, they refloat it, they bring to the surface the bits of wood — and you should see with what respect they do this. And you think a piece of wreckage like that doesn’t know anything, doesn’t remember anything, isn’t capable of anything, that it’s as senseless as it is hard, that it’s. . . as thick as a plank? I’ll tell you something worth remembering, that sailors well know: wood from a shipwreck is “back-flash” wood. Whatever takes place under the auspices and under the sign of even the smallest fragment ot a shipwreck cuts more than just one way. One swinish deed is multiplied a thousandfold; one flower’, (he meant, a kindness),'will bring you a field full of flowers, an entire province, tulips, cyclamens, take your pick. For instance: there’s shipwreck wood in the base frame of the sign of the four sergeants. That’s something “the likes of us” know. Well, once that guy was through,’ (he meant, the man who’d been praying), ‘I guarantee, the judge, every member of the jury, the prosecutor, the warders, the hangman, his assistants, the whole damn lot of them are going to get their comeuppance, and how! From now on they’re jinxed. Seriously jinxed. And for a long time to come.”

Tags : Curse Magick Shipwreck Wood
Source : Paris Noir: The Secret History of a City

14. “Tread not into the fearsome nightBut pull the covers high,Step not into the wild dark woodFor the Hobbers are dancing nigh”

Tags : Night Wood
Author : Robin Jarvis
Source : The Oaken Throne

15. “Every tree in the forest has a story to tell. Some of them were burnt but they endured the fire and got revived; some of them were cut, their barks injured, some people pick up their leaves to make medicines for their sicknesses, birds used their leaves to make their nests, etc. Upon all these, the tree is still tree!”

Tags : Barks Burnt Bush Fire Cut Endurance Endure Fire Forest Grass Heat Herbs Injury Leaf Leaves People Revive Roots Stems Story Tree Trees Wood
Source : Shaping the dream

16. “We think the fire eats the wood. We are wrong. The wood reaches out to the flame. The fire licks at what the wood harbors, and the wood gives itself away to that intimacy, the manner in which we and the world meet each new day.”

Tags : Duality Fire Mutuality Partnership Wood
Author : Jack Gilbert
Source : Collected Poems

17. “The same wood used for the coffin and the roof structure. (Au cercueil sert le même bois, - Et à la charpente du toit)”

Tags : Bois Cercueil Coffin Même Roof Same Toit Wood

18. “I had never before thought of how awful the relationship must be between the musician and his instrument. He has to fill it, this instrument, with the breath of life, his own. He has to make it do what he wants it to do. And a piano is just a piano. It's made out of so much wood and wires and little hammers and big ones, and ivory. While there's only so much you can do with it, the only way to find this out is to try; to try and make it do everything.”

Tags : Breath Everything Instrument Ivory Tower Life Music Musician Piano Relationship Wires Wood
Author : James Baldwin
Source : Sonny's Blues

19. “I love the smell of old books,” Mandy sighed, inhaling deeply with the book pressed against her face. The yellow pages smelled of wood and paper mills and mothballs.”

Tags : Book Books Dream Mothballs Nerd Nostalgia Old Paper Mill Reading Smell Smell Of Books Surreal Vintage Wood
Source : Super 8: The Sequel to Smog City

20. “It's iron that can sharpen iron; wood cannot do that.”

Tags : Food For Thought Inspire Iron Iron Sharpen Iron Israelmore Ayivor Mentor Sharpen Sharpening Teacher Teaching Train Training Wood
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

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Tags : Burner Installation Wood

22. “I don't care if you fall off your broom as long as you catch the Snitch first.”

Tags : Firebolt Harry Potter Oliver Wood Quidditch Wood
Author : J.K. Rowling

23. “Listen to me, Jez. There's no reason for you to die-"Wood...poison."No it isn't! Not to humans. And you're half human. You're vampire enough to survie something that would kill a human, but you're human enough not to be poisoned by wood.”

Tags : Dying Half Human Half Vampire Jez Morgead Poisoned Staked Wood
Author : L.J. Smith

24. “Fire’s the sun, unwindin’ itself out o’ the wood.”

Tags : Campfire Fire Wood
Source : Black Swan Green

25. “Maybe that is the one real division between men: wood men and desert men.”

Tags : Desert Men Trees Wood
Author : Kurban Said
Source : Ali and Nino: A Love Story

26. “The sawdust flew. A slightly sweet fragrance floated in the immediate area. It was a sweet but subtle aroma, neither the scent of pine nor willow, but one from the past that had been forgotten, only to reappear now after all these years, fresher than ever. The workmen occasionally scooped up a handful of sawdust, which they put into their mouths and swallowed. Before that they had chewed on pieces of green bark that they had stripped from the cut wood. It had the same fragrance and it freshened their mouths, so at first that was what they had used. Now even though they were no longer chewing the bark with which they felt such a bond, the stack of corded wood was a very appealing sight. From time to time they gave the logs a friendly slap or kick. Each time they sawed off a section, which rolled to the ground from the sawhorse, they would say:'Off with you - go over there and lie down where you belong.'What they were thinking was that big pieces of lumber like this should be used to make tables or chairs or to repair a house or make window frames; wood like this was hard to find.But now they were cutting it into kindling to be burned in stoves, a sad ending for good wood like this. They could see a comparison with their own lives, and this was a saddening thought. ("North China")”

Tags : Life Trees Wood
Author : Xiao Hong
Source : Selected Stories Of Xiao Hong

27. “On a small square, wood is being cut for the city school. Cords of healthy, crisp timber are piled high and melt slowly, one log after another, under the saws and axes of workmen. Ah, timber, trustworthy, honest, true matter of reality, bright and completely decent, the embodiment of the decency and prose of life! However deep you look into its core, you cannot find anything that is not apparent on its evenly smiling surface, shining with that warm, assured glow of its fibrous pulp woven in a likeness of the human body. In each fresh section of a cut log a new face og the human body. In each fresh section of a cut log a new face appears, always smiling and golden. Oh, the strange complexion of timber, warm eithout exaltation, completely sound, fragrant, and pleasant!”

Tags : Timber Warmth Wood
Author : Bruno Schulz
Source : The Street of Crocodiles

28. “The dust made Lily cough. She buried her face in the crook of her arm to muffle the noise. But behind all that wood, they probably could play the 1812 Overture with real cannons and nobody would hear them.”

Tags : 1812 Overture Dust Funny Humor Wood
Source : Danger After Dark

29. “I loved sitting on the pile of freshly cut logs, running my hands over the different shapes and smelling their woody fragrance. To this day I think that there is nothing as interesting to look at as a heap of newly cut logs, the delicate colouring of their veined insides telling their life story, while they wait to bring warmth and comfort.”

Tags : Logs Wood
Author : Alice Taylor
Source : To School Through The Fields

30. “Age, that brings a dwindling to most forms of life, is at its most majestic in the trees. I have seen living olives that were planted when Caesar was in Gaul. I remember, in Illinois woods, a burr oak which was bent over as a sapling a hundred years ago, to mark an Indian portage trail, and the thews in that flexed bough were still in the prime of life. Compared to that, the strongest human sinew is feeble and quick to decay. Yet structure in both cases is cellular; life in both is protoplasmic. A tree drinks water as I do, and breathes oxygen. There is the difference that it exhales more oxygen than it consumes, so that it sweetens the air where it grows. It lays the dust and tempers the wind. Even when it is felled, it but enters on a new kind of life. Sawn and seasoned and finished, it lays bare the hidden beauty of its heart, in figures and grains more lovely than the most premeditated design. It is stronger, now, than it was in the living tree, and may bear great strains and take many shapes.”

Tags : Trees Wood
Source : American Heartwood

31. “Wood, if you stop to think of it, has been man’s best friend in the world. It held him in his cradle, went to war as the gunstock in his hand, was the frame of the bed he came to rejoicing, the log upon his hearth when he was cold, and will make him his last long home. It was the murmuring bough above his childhood play, and the roof over the first house he called his own. It is the page he is reading at this moment; it is the forest where he seeks sanctuary from a stony world.”

Tags : Wood
Source : American Heartwood

32. “But at some point in her passage, the trees began to change. They stretched taller, and the soft, pale bark darkened, roughened. She put her hand to a tree and touched the lichen growing dark green upon brown, and it felt like old cork, dry and crumbling. Here the sun mellowed, took on the cast of late afternoon, and the shadows seemed to fall a bit longer; the forest had sunk into a deeper silence, magnifying what sounds did arise. The sudden, quick crash of a fox bounding through the brush was as loud as the slam of a great wooden door.”

Tags : Cinderella Forest Wood
Author : Malinda Lo
Source : Ash

33. “Nel sole di marzo, mentre era seduto su una catasta di ceppi di faggio che scricchiolavano per il caldo, avvenne che egli pronunciasse per la prima volta la parola «legno». Aveva già visto il legno centinaia di volte, aveva sentito la parola centinaia di volte. La capiva anche, infatti d'inverno era stato mandato fuori spesso a prendere legna. Ma il legno come oggetto non gli era mai sembrato così interessante da darsi la pena di pronunciarne il nome. Ciò avvenne soltanto quel giorno di marzo, mentre era seduto sulla catasta. La catasta era ammucchiata a strati, come una panca, sul lato sud del capannone di Madame Gaillard, sotto un tetto sporgente. I ceppi più alti emanavano un odore dolce di bruciaticcio, dal fondo della catasta saliva un profumo di muschio, e dalla parete d'abete del capannone si diffondeva nel tepore un profumo di resina sbriciolata.Grenouille era seduto sulla catasta con le gambe allungate, la schiena appoggiata contro la parete del capannone, aveva chiuso gli occhi e non si muoveva. Non vedeva nulla, non sentiva e non provava nulla. Si limitava soltanto ad annusare il profumo del legno che saliva attorno a lui e stagnava sotto il tetto come sotto una cappa. Bevve questo profumo, vi annegò dentro, se ne impregnò fino all'ultimo e al più interno dei pori, divenne legno lui stesso, giacque sulla catasta come un pupazzo di legno, come un Pinocchio, come morto, finché dopo lungo tempo, forse non prima di una mezz’ora, pronunciò a fatica la parola «legno». Come se si fosse riempito di legno fin sopra le orecchie, come se il legno gli arrivasse già fino al collo, come se avesse il ventre, la gola, il naso traboccanti di legno, così vomitò fuori la parola. E questa lo riportò in sé, lo salvò, poco prima che la presenza schiacciante del legno, con il suo profumo, potesse soffocarlo. Si alzò a fatica, scivolò giù dalla catasta, e si allontanò vacillando come su gambe di legno. Per giorni e giorni fu preso totalmente dall'intensa esperienza olfattiva, e quando il ricordo saliva in lui con troppa prepotenza, borbottava fra sé e sé «legno, legno», a mo' di scongiuro.”

Tags : Smell Wood
Source : Perfume: The Story of a Murderer