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Douglas Preston Quotes

The shudder of fear is as sensual as the shudder of pleasure, if not more so.
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It's a very bad habit, but one I find hard to break.

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What we have here is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

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I can see that an insufficent, or perhaps even defective, socialization process has led you to believe that four-letter words add power to languauge

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One can reach the gates of hell just as easily by short steps as by large.

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I have often found it true that the louder a person speaks, the less they have to say.

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Trying to fulfill earthly desires was like carrying water to the sea; a never- ending task, and an ultimately useless one.

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But we were just picnicking friends

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Gideon," he said, "think for a minute about the qualities that a leader-even a co-leader-is required to have. He's a team player. He's good at inspiring others. He's able to hide his true feelings, put up a false front when necessary. He projects confidence at all times-even if he doesn't feel confident. He can't be a freelancer. And he's certainly not a loner. Now, tell me: do any of these qualities describe you?

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When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

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Well ... The old servant hesitated. D'Agosta wanted

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Sleep is an unfortunate biological requirement that both wastes time and leaves one vulnerable.

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The value of work? Have I taught them self-reliance? Have I taught them to take care of each

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There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

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Hey, Margo, this looks like a big job. Why don't you send out for pizza? The best place in town is Antonio's. I recommend the green chili and pepperoni. Shall I fax the order now?

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I can scarcely believe the cruelty of the last century. It staggers the soul.

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Does a toilet seat get ass?

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What you're suggesting is that Hezekiah's elixir caused epigenetic changes. Such changes can and do get passed down the generations. Environmental poisons are the leading cause of epigenetic changes.

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You could tell a lot about a person by meeting his brother.

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My hobbies are mountain biking, horseback riding and packing, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, camping, cooking, and skiing.

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When I'm writing fiction I'm thinking, God, this is so hard - I have to make all this stuff up! I wish I were writing a nonfiction book where all the facts are laid out and I don't have to be so much at sea.

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There is nothing inherently wrong about science.

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The mandalas were meant to be objects of contemplation, aids to meditation, their proportions magically balanced to purify and calm the mind. To stare at a mandala was to experience, if only briefly, the nothingness that is at the heart of enlightenment.

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Pirate Hunters is a fantastic book, an utterly engrossing and satisfying read. It tells the story of the hunt for the rare wreck of a pirate ship, which had been captained by one of the most remarkable pirates in history. This is a real-life Treasure Island, complete with swashbuckling, half-crazy treasure hunters and vivid Caribbean settings-a story for the ages.

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