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Maggie Stiefvater
“You two are too cute,” the counter girl said, setting two cups piled with whipped cream on the counter. She had a sort of lopsided, open smile that made me think she laughed a lot. “Seriously. How long have you been going out?”
Sam let go of my hands to get his wallet and took out some bills. “Six years.”
I wrinkled my nose to cover a laugh. Of course he would count the time that we’d been two entirely different species.
Whoa.” Counter girl nodded appreciatively. “That’s pretty amazing for a couple your age."
Sam handed me my hot chocolate and didn’t answer. But his yellow eyes gazed at me possessively—I wondered if he realized that the way he looked at me was far more intimate than copping a feel could ever be.
I crouched to look at the almond bark on the bottom shelf in the counter. I wasn’t quite bold enough to look at either of them when I admitted, “Well, it was love at first sight.”
The girl sighed. “That is just so romantic. Do me a favor, and don’t you two ever change. The world needs more love at first sight.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

Steven Wright
“If at first you don't succeed then skydiving definitely isn't for you.”
Steven Wright

Ally Condie
“Isn't it funny how the memories you cherish before a breakup can become your worst enemies afterwards? The thoughts you loved to think about, the memories you wanted to hold up to the light and view from every angle--it suddenly seems a lot safer to lock them in a box, far from the light of day and throw away the key. It's not an act of bitterness. It's an act if self-preservation. It's not always a bad idea to stay behind the window and look out at life instead, is it?”
Ally Condie, First Day

Nora Ephron
“When I buy a new book, I always read the last page first, that way in case I die before I finish, I know how it ends. That, my friend, is a dark side.”
Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally

Colleen Hoover
“I love you, Lake," he smiles as he presses his forehead against mine. "You deserve to come first.”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

Stacey Jay
“No. I don't care if I'm not the first." His head tilts and his lips move within a whisper of mine. "As long as I'm the last.”
Stacey Jay, Juliet Immortal

إبراهيم نصر الله
“بعد أيام اكتشفتُ أن الشجرَ كالبشر ، حين تُضيَّع الفرصة الأولى للقائك بهم .. حين تترك أحدهم خلفك ، قد لا تعثر علية ، ثانية ، أمامك”
إبراهيم نصر الله, أقل من عدو أكثر من صديق : السيرة الطائرة

Sarah Dessen
“Sometimes, you get things right the first time. Others, the second. But the third time, they say, is the charm.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

Amy Carmichael
“God Hold us to that which drew us first, when the Cross was the attraction, and we wanted nothing else.”
Amy Carmichael, God's Missionary

Sarah Dessen
“So what's your doll's name?" Boo asked me.
"Barbie," I said. "All their names are Barbie."
"I see," she said. "Well, I'd think that would get boring, everyone having the same
name."
I thought about this, then said, "Okay, then her name is Sabrina."

"Well, that's a very nice name," Boo said. I remember she was baking bread,
kneading the dough
between her thick fingers. "What does she do?"
"Do?" I said.
"Yes." She flipped the dough over and started in on it from the other side. "What
does she do?"
"She goes out with Ken," I said.
"And what else?"
"She goes to parties," I said slowly. "And shopping."
"Oh," Boo said, nodding.
"She can't work?"
"She doesn't have to work," I said.
"Why not?"
"Because she's Barbie."
"I hate to tell you, Caitlin, but somebody has to make payments on that town house
and the Corvette,"
Boo said cheerfully. "Unless Barbie has a lot of family money."
I considered this while I put on Ken's pants.
Boo started pushing the dough into a pan, smoothing it with her hand over the top.
"You know what I
think, Caitlin?" Her voice was soft and nice, the way she always spoke to me.
"What?"
"I think your Barbie can go shopping, and go out with Ken, and also have a
productive and satisfying
career of her own." She opened the oven and slid in the bread pan, adjusting its
position on the rack.
"But what can she do?" My mother didn't work and spent her time cleaning the
house and going to PTA.
I couldn't imagine Barbie, whose most casual outfit had sequins and go-go boots,
doing s.uch things.
Boo came over and plopped right down beside me. I always remember
her being on my level; she'd sit
on the edge of the sandbox, or lie across her bed with me and Cass as we listened to
the radio.
"Well," she said thoughtfully, picking up Ken and examining his perfect physique.
"What do you want to
do when you grow up?"
I remember this moment so well; I can still see Boo sitting there on the floor, cross-
legged, holding my

Ken and watching my face as she tried to make me see that between my mother's
PTA and Boo's
strange ways there was a middle ground that began here with my Barbie, Sab-rina,
and led right to me.
"Well," I said abruptly, "I want to be in advertising." I have no idea where this came
from.
"Advertising," Boo repeated, nodding. "Okay. Advertising it is. So Sabrina has to go
to work every day,
coming up with ideas for commercials
and things like that."
"She works in an office," I went on. "Sometimes she has to work late."
"Sure she does," Boo said. "It's hard to get ahead. Even if you're Barbie."
"Because she wants to get promoted," I added. "So she can pay off the town house.
And the Corvette."
"Very responsible of her," Boo said.
"Can she be divorced?" I asked. "And famous for her commercials
and ideas?"
"She can be anything," Boo told me, and this is what I remember most, her freckled
face so solemn, as if
she knew she was the first to tell me. "And so can you.”
Sarah Dessen, Dreamland

Aesop
“Be content with your lot; once cannot be first in everything.”
Aesop

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
“Czech: Řekni mi, co čteš, a já ti řeknu, kdo jsi.
English: Tell me what you read, and I'll tell you who you are.

First president of Czechoslovakia.”
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

Dejan Stojanovic
“Before the first before and after the last after, there is night waiting.”
Dejan Stojanovic

J.M. Coetzee
“That was our first time together. Interesting, an interesting experience, but not earth-shaking. But then, I never expected it to be earth-shaking, not with him.

What I was determined to avoid was emotional entanglement. A passing fling was one thing, an affair of the heart quite another.

Of myself I was fairly sure. I was not about to lose my heart to a man about whom I knew next to nothing.”
J.M. Coetzee, Summertime

Christine Feehan
“Here's to many more firsts and many more great memories.”
Christine Feehan, Water Bound

Patrick W. Carr
“Her mouth set. "I've already lost one man I loved tonight. I will not lose the other." She glared at him. "And curse you, you stone head, for making me say it first.”
Patrick W. Carr, The Hero's Lot

Henry David Thoreau
“In most books, the I, or first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism, is the main difference. We commonly do not remember that it is, after all, always the first person that is speaking. I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well. Unfortunately, I am confined to this theme by the narrowness of my experience. Moreover, I, on my side, require of every writer, first or last, a simple and sincere account of his own life, and not merely what he has heard of other men's lives; some such account as he would send to his kindred from a distant land; for if he has lived sincerely, it must have been in a distant land to me. Perhaps these pages are more particularly addressed to poor students. As for the rest of my readers, they will accept such portions as apply to them. I trust that none will stretch the seams in putting on the coat, for it may do good service to him whom it fits.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Toba Beta
“Smartass Disciple: Which one was first created, time or things?
Master of Stupidity: No things, no changes. No changes, no time.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Sarah Dessen
“I can still see Boo sitting there on the floor, cross-legged, holding my Ken and watching my face as she tried to make me see that between my mother'sPTA and Boo's strange ways there was a middle ground that began here with my Barbie, Sab-rina,and led right to me.
"She can be anything," Boo told me, and this is what I remember most, her freckled face so solemn, as if she knew she was the first to tell me. "And so can you.”
Sarah Dessen, Dreamland

Jarod Kintz
“The last time I was there was the first time I was there, but it’s not the last time I’ll go there, even though it is the last time I was there.”
Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense

Israelmore Ayivor
“If you drop your beliefs, you drop your success. God's mighty people begin to fall even as achievers when they begin to drop the beliefs they pursue at first.”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Luccini Shurod
“Time stood still in a swelling moment where my curiosity drew me to be still in thought as the breaking speed of sound caused my heart to ascend to where my ears did know. An almost desperate attempt is made to catch my breath. Conservatively sitting down near behind the door reading, I make note of the incredible lines that veer beyond the vantage of what beauty I can absorb. She is a woman, if whose flaws were to unveil would only make her even more distinctly unique with beauty. Her ivory-colored complexion bears the brilliance of champagne balanced by a hint of ochre. Ringlets of black thread and pearl lay gracefully alongside her charming features. Her lips look as if they speak of love often, but only to herself. Her style, grace, elegance, and posture display the pure determination that she has made clear in her mind. The slight indent on the bridge of her adorable nose complements her slender face and endearing qualities. Her elegance alone surpasses any expression I’ve ever encountered.”
Luccini Shurod, The Painter

Jenny Han
“Firsts are best because they are beginnings”
Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Israelmore Ayivor
“The first attempt may fail, but it does not create room for excuses.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Israelmore Ayivor
“Never be discouraged. The fact that you will be a winner at the first attempt is unclear. You don’t get master’s degree after attending school on the first day. You got to endure till you get there.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Enock Maregesi
“Katika nyuma geuka ya gwaride, wa kwanza anakuwa wa mwisho, wa mwisho anakuwa wa kwanza. Geuka, ukifika mwisho wa njia. Huo ndiyo mwanzo wa njia nyingine.”
Enock Maregesi

Josh Weil
“Osby wasn't considered the smartest man in Eads County. But the no one . . . knew him well enough to realize that he wasn't all that far from it either.”
Josh Weil, The New Valley: Novellas

Israelmore Ayivor
“The chance that you will become a master in something after the first attempt is neither here nor there. You don't get master's degree by attending school on the first day! Time will tell, so you got to persist!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

“Being first at the sound of the gun does not necessarily mean being first at the ribbon of victory”
Ikechukwu Izuakor

Israelmore Ayivor
“Prioritize activities under the captions “important” and “urgent”. Do the urgent things first and the important things later.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

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