The War of the Worlds by HG Wells

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Few people realize the immensity of vacancy in which the dust of the material universe swims.

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The Cider House Rules by John Irving

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In Maine, it is considered wiser just to know something than to talk about it.

Star by Danielle Steel

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She wore a dress the same color as her eyes her father brought her from San Francisco.

Apparently you can get *anything* in San Francisco…

The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly

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Every cop knew the most flagrant abuses of police power occurred when cops turned on their own.

Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription by William F Buckley Jr

Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription: Notes and Asides from National Review by William F. Buckley Jr.

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Bill Buckley: I have wanted to tell you this for years: You are the second worst-dressed s.o.b. on television.
Cordially,
Harold Fliner Madison, Tenn.

Dear Mr. Fliner: Who’s ahead of me?
Cordially,
WFB

WFB: Actually, no one. You are tops. I classified you as No. 2 only because I felt it’d improve the odds of eliciting a reaction from you–and it worked.
Cordially,
Harold Fliner

Dear Mr. Fliner: Who’s the worst-dressed non-s.o.b.?
Cordially,
WFB

Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription by William F Buckley Jr

Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription: Notes and Asides from National Review by William F. Buckley Jr.

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Dear Mr. Buckley: The moment I saw that Time magazine selected Mikhail Gorbachev as “Man of the Decade” (for doing what Ronald Reagan’s policies forced him to do), the perfect analogy came to mind. If a miracle drug is ever discovered that cures all disease, Time magazine will honor disease.
Cordially,
Andrew Turnbull Epsom, N.H.

Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription by William F Buckley Jr

Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription: Notes and Asides from National Review by William F. Buckley Jr.

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Could we send a reporter to see you to find out how God feels about a number of other things? For instance, does He smile on our Westchester Weekly? This would be very important for our marketing people to know. We have a number of other important questions to put to God about people and products He favors. Please let me know when all this can be arranged.
Sincerely,
Abe [Rosenthal], Executive Editor The New York Times

Dear Abe: I have a feeling the Lord will take care of the New York Times on the eighth day. If in the meantime He weighs in more specifically, I shall pass along the information, always provided that what the Lord believes is fit to print.
Yours cordially,
Bill

Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription by William F. Buckley Jr.

Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription: Notes and Asides from National Review by William F. Buckley Jr.

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Mr. Buckley:
You are the mouthpiece of that evil rabble that depends on fraud, perjury, dirty tricks, anything at all that suits their purposes. I would trust a snake before I would trust you or anybody you support.
signed) A. Ruesthe [no address]

Dear Mr. Ruesthe:
What would you do if I supported the snake?
Cordially, WFB

Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life by Larry Winget

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IF… If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you when through no fault of yours, something goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can honestly say that deep in your heart that you have no prejudice against creed, color, religion, gender preference, or politics,
Then you have reached the same level of development as your dog.

Heaven by Randy Alcorn

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That God would come down to the New Earth to live with us fits perfectly with his original plan. God could have taken Adam and Eve up to Heaven to visit with him in his world. Instead, he came down to walk with them in their world (Genesis 3:8). Jesus says of anyone who would be his disciple, “My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him” (John 14:23). This is a picture of God’s ultimate plan—not to take us up to live in a realm made for him, but to come down and live with us in the realm he made for us.

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