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skeleton ::: something reduced to its minimal form; a bare outline or sketch.

skeletonized ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Skeletonize

skeletonizer ::: n. --> Any small moth whose larva eats the parenchyma of leaves, leaving the skeleton; as, the apple-leaf skeletonizer.

skeletonize ::: v. t. --> To prepare a skeleton of; also, to reduce, as a leaf, to its skeleton.

skeletonizing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Skeletonize

skeleton ::: n. --> The bony and cartilaginous framework which supports the soft parts of a vertebrate animal.
The more or less firm or hardened framework of an invertebrate animal.
A very thin or lean person.
The framework of anything; the principal parts that support the rest, but without the appendages.
The heads and outline of a literary production,

skeletonized ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Skeletonize

skeletonizer ::: n. --> Any small moth whose larva eats the parenchyma of leaves, leaving the skeleton; as, the apple-leaf skeletonizer.

skeletonize ::: v. t. --> To prepare a skeleton of; also, to reduce, as a leaf, to its skeleton.

skeletonizing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Skeletonize

skeleton ::: n. --> The bony and cartilaginous framework which supports the soft parts of a vertebrate animal.
The more or less firm or hardened framework of an invertebrate animal.
A very thin or lean person.
The framework of anything; the principal parts that support the rest, but without the appendages.
The heads and outline of a literary production,

skeleton ::: something reduced to its minimal form; a bare outline or sketch.


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1:DarknessI had a dream, which was not all a dream.The bright sun was extinguish'd, and the starsDid wander darkling in the eternal space,Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earthSwung blind and blackening in the moonless air;Morn came and went-and came, and brought no day,And men forgot their passions in the dreadOf this their desolation; and all heartsWere chill'd into a selfish prayer for light:And they did live by watchfires-and the thrones,The palaces of crowned kings-the huts,The habitations of all things which dwell,Were burnt for beacons; cities were consum'd,And men were gather'd round their blazing homesTo look once more into each other's face;Happy were those who dwelt within the eyeOf the volcanos, and their mountain-torch:A fearful hope was all the world contain'd;Forests were set on fire-but hour by hourThey fell and faded-and the crackling trunksExtinguish'd with a crash-and all was black.The brows of men by the despairing lightWore an unearthly aspect, as by fitsThe flashes fell upon them; some lay downAnd hid their eyes and wept; and some did restTheir chins upon their clenched hands, and smil'd;And others hurried to and fro, and fedTheir funeral piles with fuel, and look'd upWith mad disquietude on the dull sky,The pall of a past world; and then againWith curses cast them down upon the dust,And gnash'd their teeth and howl'd: the wild birds shriek'dAnd, terrified, did flutter on the ground,And flap their useless wings; the wildest brutesCame tame and tremulous; and vipers crawl'dAnd twin'd themselves among the multitude,Hissing, but stingless-they were slain for food.And War, which for a moment was no more,Did glut himself again: a meal was boughtWith blood, and each sate sullenly apartGorging himself in gloom: no love was left;All earth was but one thought-and that was deathImmediate and inglorious; and the pangOf famine fed upon all entrails-menDied, and their bones were tombless as their flesh;The meagre by the meagre were devour'd,Even dogs assail'd their masters, all save one,And he was faithful to a corse, and keptThe birds and beasts and famish'd men at bay,Till hunger clung them, or the dropping deadLur'd their lank jaws; himself sought out no food,But with a piteous and perpetual moan,And a quick desolate cry, licking the handWhich answer'd not with a caress-he died.The crowd was famish'd by degrees; but twoOf an enormous city did survive,And they were enemies: they met besideThe dying embers of an altar-placeWhere had been heap'd a mass of holy thingsFor an unholy usage; they rak'd up,And shivering scrap'd with their cold skeleton handsThe feeble ashes, and their feeble breathBlew for a little life, and made a flameWhich was a mockery; then they lifted upTheir eyes as it grew lighter, and beheldEach other's aspects-saw, and shriek'd, and died-Even of their mutual hideousness they died,Unknowing who he was upon whose browFamine had written Fiend. The world was void,The populous and the powerful was a lump,Seasonless, herbless, treeless, manless, lifeless-A lump of death-a chaos of hard clay.The rivers, lakes and ocean all stood still,And nothing stirr'd within their silent depths;Ships sailorless lay rotting on the sea,And their masts fell down piecemeal: as they dropp'dThey slept on the abyss without a surge-The waves were dead; the tides were in their grave,The moon, their mistress, had expir'd before;The winds were wither'd in the stagnant air,And the clouds perish'd; Darkness had no needOf aid from them-She was the Universe. ~ George Gordon Byron,

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1:A weathered skeleton ~ Matsuo Basho
2:the keeper of skeletons. ~ Hadena James
3:was the isolated skeleton? ~ Kathy Reichs
4:Każdy ma w duszy swoje skeletons. ~ Leo Tolstoy
5:Every heart has its own skeletons. ~ Leo Tolstoy
6:I have no skeletons in my closet. ~ David Vitter
7:There are skeletons in this earth. ~ Corinne Duyvis
8:smoldering skeletons of the seafront ~ Anthony Doerr
9:she was next to the skeleton of what ~ Heather Graham
10:There's a lot of skeletons in my closet! ~ John Hawkes
11:Everyone’s got skeletons in their closet. ~ Richelle Mead
12:shoulders of a skeleton, and the five people ~ Derek Landy
13:The dreams are the skeleton of all reality. ~ James Salter
14:Tell me I can marry Anne Frank's skeleton. ~ Cameron Pierce
15:The best thing about me is there are no skeletons. ~ David Cross
16:There is a skeleton in every house. ~ William Makepeace Thackeray
17:His hair fell out, his face went gaunt as a skeleton. ~ Mitch Albom
18:Every heart has its own skeletons, as the English say. ~ Leo Tolstoy
19:Like people, a picture has a skeleton, muscles and skin. ~ Paul Klee
20:The skin was not skin at all, but bone. Ectoskeleton. ~ John Steakley
21:What was one more skeleton in an already crowded closet? ~ Brenda Novak
22:Sly Boots had betrayed them. They had lost the skeletons. ~ Claire Legrand
23:Don't mess with me, lady. I've been drinking with skeletons. ~ Mike Mignola
24:Each of us has his skeletons in his soul, as the English say. ~ Leo Tolstoy
25:Man, talk about having a skeleton in the closet—this ~ Wendelin Van Draanen
26:Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame. ~ Virginia Woolf
27:We’re all puzzle boxes, skeleton and skin, soul and shadow. ~ Seanan McGuire
28:Instinct's the iron skeleton under all our ideas of free will. ~ Stephen King
29:Last time, I imagined myself as the kid. This time, the skeleton. ~ John Green
30:The goddess of crustaceans, our lady of hard exoskeletons. ~ Krystal Sutherland
31:The skeleton is just a way to keep your tissue off the floor. ~ Chuck Palahniuk
32:Wouldn’t this be tantamount to giving a butterfly a skeleton? ~ Haruki Murakami
33:Drawing is the skeleton of what you do and color is its flesh. ~ Nicolas Poussin
34:Thankfully, it’s she who spoke. Not the skeleton. Because … gross. ~ Chuck Wendig
35:when it comes to animal form, an external skeleton is better. ~ Scott Richard Shaw
36:One thing you’ll say for skeletons, they’ll always give you a smile. ~ Steve Aylett
37:That’s where they found the skeletons. Right where you’re standing. ~ Teresa Flavin
38:A lawyer's job is to manipulate the skeletons in other people's closets. ~ Sol Stein
39:I don’t have any skeletons in my closet that can’t be allowed out. ~ Walter Isaacson
40:Your skeletons are more beautiful then most angels, baby."
-Sal ~ Megan O Brien
41:But I don’t have any skeletons in my closet that can’t be allowed out. ~ Walter Isaacson
42:Wear your skeleton on the inside out, and keep your insect heart secret. ~ Karen Russell
43:Irrigation sprinklers like the skeletons of brontosauruses. -Tassie Keltjin ~ Lorrie Moore
44:I saw a man whose suffering had become a kind of skeleton holding him upright. ~ Eli Brown
45:It's early days. A few skeletons are bound to keep jumping out of the closet. ~ Alan Moore
46:I can't wait to die so I can be a skeleton and play my chest like a xylophone. ~ Thom Yorke
47:The great Skeleton Detective, in the flesh – figuratively speakin’, of course. ~ Derek Landy
48:If she opened the closet with her skeletons, they might drag her in with them. ~ Kayla Krantz
49:If you can’t get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. ~ Emily Arsenault
50:Most skeletons in the closet don't have wings. - Conner Bailey, to Alex Bailey ~ Chris Colfer
51:The world dies over and over again, but the skeleton always gets up and walks. ~ Henry Miller
52:America forms the longest and straightest bone in the earth's skeleton. ~ Ellsworth Huntington
53:I write scripts to serve as skeletons awaiting the flesh and sinew of images. ~ Ingmar Bergman
54:Plus Ginnifer’s Sexoskeleton, which would take way too long to describe. ~ Charlie Jane Anders
55:Stubbs may have envisaged the skeleton inside the horse, but most of us do not ~ Richard Adams
56:As we age, it’s as if the calcium seeps out of our skeletons and into our tissues. ~ Atul Gawande
57:I awoke at dawn, thrown up on a rock, the skeleton of a ship choked in its own sails. ~ Ana s Nin
58:The skeleton was as happy as a madman whose straitjacket had been taken off. ~ Leonora Carrington
59:You'd better put sunblock on that skeleton head of yours. You're gonna fry." -Bobby ~ D J MacHale
60:If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. ~ George Bernard Shaw
61:and I guess I believe instinct’s the iron skeleton under all our ideas of free will. ~ Stephen King
62:I'm afraid of the skeletons in my closet. I've got a whole cemetery full of them. ~ Charles Barkley
63:You could see the skeleton behind the man, and almost the ghost behind the skeleton. ~ Thomas Hardy
64:we haven't even finished burying the artificial dinosaur skeletons in the crust yet. ~ Douglas Adams
65:I think about curses and pirates. Skeletons guarding booby-trapped hideaways. ~ Maria Dahvana Headley
66:... there is a skeleton (or death) that flees terrified in the face of my will to live. ~ Frida Kahlo
67:If a plot is a novel's skeleton, and characters are the muscle, then theme is its soul. ~ Janice Hardy
68:The bottom line: If you want a happier family, bring those skeletons out of the closet. ~ Bruce Feiler
69:The thing I hate most about skeletons is you can never tell when they're smiling. ~ Stephen Blackmoore
70:leafless trees stand atop slag heaps like skeleton hands shoved up from the underworld. ~ Anthony Doerr
71:If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance. ~ George Bernard Shaw
72:There are skeletons in everyone's closet, things no one ever wants the world to discover. ~ Jodi Picoult
73:this story is imperfect, live flesh drawn over skeletons rebuilt from scattered bones. But ~ Raghu Karnad
74:Naked violence repels like the naked skeleton shorn of flesh, blood and the velvety skin. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
75:Drawing need not be the bones of art, but skill must always be the skeleton of accomplishment. ~ Adam Gopnik
76:But somewhere, there is a skeleton. And that skeleton has a penis. And it will fuck your life. ~ Neil Strauss
77:My act is sort of improvisational. I have a skeleton in my head, but no fat or skin on it. ~ Paula Poundstone
78:Any man who isn't married by thirty-five is either gay or he's got skeletons in his closet. ~ Lisa Renee Jones
79:Any man who isn’t married by thirty-five is either gay or he’s got skeletons in his closet. ~ Lisa Renee Jones
80:I began thinking about my skeleton, this solid, beautiful thing inside me that I would never see. ~ Mary Roach
81:Lucy constituted only 28 per cent of a half skeleton (and only about 20 per cent of a full one). ~ Bill Bryson
82:A few insect skeletons lay scattered on the narrow sill, shiny and precise and sad as broken jewelry. ~ Ed Park
83:Some things are fairly obvious when it's a seven-foot skeleton with a scythe telling you them ~ Terry Pratchett
84:We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need. ~ Marya Hornbacher
85:A frigate bird with a seven-foot wingspan has a skeleton that weighs less than its feathers. ~ Jennifer Ackerman
86:I am a man. And I am former baby and a future skeleton, and I am a distant future pile of dust. ~ Demetri Martin
87:My past still clings to me, skeleton hands holding me back even as I push forward into the light. ~ Tahereh Mafi
88:Some things are fairly obvious when it's a seven-foot skeleton with a scythe telling you them. ~ Terry Pratchett
89:A living skeleton isn't enough for you, is it? What does it take to impress young people these days? ~ Derek Landy
90:It is the kind of place where human skeletons might sink into the soil undisturbed and unmourned. ~ Nadifa Mohamed
91:Writers wear their skeletons on their sleeves. While the rest of the world locks them in a closet. ~ Zachary Koukol
92:If nature had intended our skeletons to be visible it would have put them on the outside of our bodies. ~ Elmer Rice
93:Sleep is cousin-german unto death: Sleep and death differ, no more, than a carcass And a skeleton. ~ Thomas Traherne
94:We clacked skeletons -- to call it an embrace would misrepresent the violence of our first collision. ~ Karen Russell
95:Maybe this man does have secrets and skeletons. But right now, I’m seeing his heart. And I like what I see. ~ J Kenner
96:Any constraint is part of the skeleton that you build the composition on - including your own incompetence. ~ Brian Eno
97:At night, the creature that was the Garden peeled back its synthetic skin to show the skeleton beneath. ~ Dot Hutchison
98:Every book has a skeleton hidden between its covers. Your job as an analytical reader is to find it. ~ Mortimer J Adler
99:...only- we aren't always willing to make the exchange. We are apt to still cling to- our skeletons. ~ Eleanor H Porter
100:A skeleton, even a walking one, is at least human; Death of a sort lurks inside every living creature. ~ Terry Pratchett
101:Do you know where most skeletons come from?"
"When a mommy skeleton loves a daddy skeleton very much... ~ Leigh Perry
102:a picked-clean skeleton sitting there in one of ‘em with its seatbelt still on like it might crank the engine ~ Hugh Howey
103:Brynn, nobody’s as together as they seem. Everyone has skeletons in their closet and monsters under their bed. ~ Anonymous
104:They went into my closets looking for skeletons, but thank God all they found were shoes, beautiful shoes. ~ Imelda Marcos
105:I wondered how they would top the Pirates and skeletons and moonlight, because that's a pretty cool concept. ~ Orlando Bloom
106:There's a lot of skeletons in my closet, but I know what they're wearing. I'm not gonna act all ashamed of it. ~ Naomi Watts
107:The whole business with the fossilized dinosaur skeletons was a joke the paleontologists haven’t seen yet. ~ Terry Pratchett
108:It's instinct, babe . . . and I guess I believe instinct's the iron skeleton under all our ideas of free will. ~ Stephen King
109:Moist was sure doctors keep skeletons around to cow patients. Nyer, nyer, we know what you look underneath. ~ Terry Pratchett
110:The trees were like black skeletons reaching to the sky, pleading with their bony arms for the sun to get stronger. ~ J R Ward
111:No man wants to f*ck a skeleton-and nibbling crackers and water like a prisoner of war at dinner isn't attractive. ~ Emma Chase
112:Okay, I'll admit, I have a few skeletons in my closet; but they weren't skeletons when I put them there. ~ Joseph Gordon Levitt
113:Everybody knows, she thought, that we have a skeleton underneath our skin; there's no reason to show it ~ Alexander McCall Smith
114:Moist was sure doctors keep skeletons around to cow patients. Nyer, nyer, we know what you look underneath ... ~ Terry Pratchett
115:Nowhere in the world would you find such skeletons of cows and bullocks as you do in our cow-worshipping India. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
116:Only by the candle, held in the skeleton hand of Poverty, can man read his own dark heart. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton 1st Baron Lytton
117:The wind kicks in stronger, branches clatter. Or maybe skeletons. Bones of abandonment. Ghosts that will never be. ~ Ellen Hopkins
118:We now know that the human skeleton evolved over the last 7 million years or so, from the first likely hominins. ~ Daniel L Everett
119:I clearly saw the skeleton underneath all this show of personality what is left of a man and all his pride but bones? ~ Jack Kerouac
120:If I am to be a skeleton in a box buried deep into the ground, I pray you will be the dust that rests atop my bones. ~ John Hennessy
121:It’s only half completed, I’m afraid—we haven’t even finished burying the artificial dinosaur skeletons in the crust ~ Douglas Adams
122:Me and Death have an agreement, asshole,” I said. “He doesn’t mess with me, and I don’t tear his skeleton nuts off. ~ Seanan McGuire
123:You stuff your own closet full of skeletons and you wonder what kind of bones everyone else has stuffed away. ~ William Kent Krueger
124:When those who found this skeleton attempted to disengage it from that which it held in its grasp, it crumbled to dust. ~ Victor Hugo
125:If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance,”’ quotes Veronika. ‘George Bernard Shaw. ~ Liane Moriarty
126:The more work you put in on your outline and getting the skeleton of your story right, the easier the process is later. ~ Drew Goddard
127:one time because he had turned a cross-section kidney and some skeleton legs into a kidney monster and scared the nurse. ~ Rick Riordan
128:Pop culture is more and more about skulls and skeletons and zombies and vampires, and that's not just on Halloween. ~ Michael Almereyda
129:The screaming skeleton stopped screaming when I gave him an old teddy bear, although I’m not certain why that worked, ~ Terry Pratchett
130:There was a gay fiction among us that we were constantly enjoying ourselves and a skeleton of truth that we never did. ~ Charles Dickens
131:The thing about skeletons was, you never knew how much space they were taking up in the closet until you got rid of them. ~ Daryl Gregory
132:They show design constraints, but they are not design specifications in every detail. They represent the skeletons of ideas. ~ Eric Evans
133:With the opening of the door, and the installation of electric light in the cupboard, the skeletons had crumbled into dust. ~ L P Hartley
134:Everything has been written. Everybody knows everything about me. There are no secrets. Except the skeletons in my closet. ~ Kirby Puckett
135:Shame fills me at revealing this new family secret. One that can be added to the skeletons already spilling into our lives. ~ Sejal Badani
136:You can almost hear it, Rubie’s skeleton rearranging itself, one bone set against the other, the angry blood backing down. ~ Carolyn Chute
137:It’s only half completed, I’m afraid – we haven’t even finished burying the artificial dinosaur skeletons in the crust yet, ~ Douglas Adams
138:But who are you?" Percy—" I started to say. Then the skeletons turned around. "Gotta go!" What kind of name is Percy Gotta-go? ~ Rick Riordan
139:I clearly saw the skeleton underneath
all this show of personality
what is left of a man
and all his pride but bones? ~ Jack Kerouac
140:In the far reaches of the county, cottages were found with skeletons enlaced in the beds, the bones of the baby in the kettle. ~ Lauren Groff
141:Valkyrie, I hate to be the one to tell you this, but your friend is most likely dead.”
“Of course he’s dead. He’s a skeleton. ~ Derek Landy
142:Effort ceases. Time flaps on the mast. There we stop; there we stand. Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame ~ Virginia Woolf
143:No sophistry, no jugglery in figures can explain away the evidence that the skeletons in many villages present to the naked eye. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
144:Drag all the skeletons out where we can see ’em,” she said softly.“That’s the only way to get rid of them. They hate the sun light. ~ Cate Tiernan
145:My life is a series of land mines and half-decomposed skeletons lurking in cluttered closets—and some of them aren’t just in my head. ~ Lyla Payne
146:Eloquent testimony to the recovery powers of wild animals frequently becomes apparent from the study of skeletons housed in museums. ~ Louis Leakey
147:All four of them looked at Diane as if she had said Kendel had just returned from her trip and had brought them a unicorn skeleton. ~ Beverly Connor
148:An evening wind uprose too, and the slighter branches cracked and rattled as they moved, in skeleton dances, to its moaning music. ~ Charles Dickens
149:Verily, I myself am the scared crow that once saw you naked, and without paint; and I flew away when the skeleton ogled at me. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
150:George Bernard Shaw once famously said that if you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you might as well teach it to dance. ~ Robert B Baer
151:It took something massive to shatter a Mimic endo-skeleton in one hit. That it could kill me in the process was beside the point. ~ Hiroshi Sakurazaka
152:We stared at each other and it was terrible how we looked – skin and bone skeletons. So dirty and full of lice. We looked dead already. ~ Wendy Holden
153:people who had neglected my acquaintance during my widowhood. Widows were skeletons at the feast, dampening everyone else’s pleasure, ~ Deanna Raybourn
154:It is very foolish of a man to be frightened of a skeleton, for Nature has put an insurmountable obstacle against running away from it. ~ G K Chesterton
155:The skeleton warrior's right foot and hand were slowly dissolving from poison. His head was on fire, but otherwise he looked pretty good. ~ Rick Riordan
156:Stretched out in front of me was my time as an adult, and then a skeleton, and then nothing except perhaps a few books on a few shelves. ~ Daniel Handler
157:The piano may do for love-sick girls who lace themselves to skeletons, and lunch on chalk, pickles and slate pencils, but give me the banjo. ~ Mark Twain
158:Structure is nothing if it is all you got. Skeletons spook people if they try to walk around on their own. I really wonder why XML does not. ~ Erik Naggum
159:Your 'let's remain calm and stay put' speech would be a lot more convincing if you weren't giving it in front of a pile of burning skeletons. ~ David Wong
160:But who are you?"

Percy—" I started to say. Then the skeletons turned around. "Gotta go!"

What kind of name is Percy Gotta-go? ~ Rick Riordan
161:One dark night the skeletons that they had carefully hidden in an obscure closet appeared, grabbed them around the throat, and strangled them. ~ Ben Carson
162:The dead have come to take the living. The dead in winding-sheets, the regimented dead on horseback, the skeleton that plays the hurdy-gurdy. ~ Don DeLillo
163:Beyond it were a dozen skeletons still shackled to the wall, left there even after they'd decomposed like a forgotten detail in a fairy tale. ~ Liz Braswell
164:I can't describe the skeletons that make up ones life. Though they silenlty dance every night. Why do suicides tears only fall in the dark? ~ Zachary Koukol
165:I can't describe the skeletons that make up ones life. Though they silently dance every night. Why do suicides tears only fall in the dark? ~ Zachary Koukol
166:She’s not… She’s not datin’ the skeleton, is she? How would that be even possible, let alone… nice? He’s got no skin, or lips, or… or nothin’. ~ Derek Landy
167:It is very foolish of a man to be frightened of a skeleton, for Nature has put an insurmountable obstacle against running away from it. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton
168:Now people don't know what it was in the Paris version, they put the skeleton at the end, not at the beginning. At least they've learn something! ~ John Hench
169:I have a real passion for bones. I have many others in Boisgeloup: skeletons of birds, dog's and sheep's heads. I even have a rhinoceros skull. ~ Pablo Picasso
170:How’s a skeleton crew supposed to save Chase from the giants who annihilated our parents?”

"I believe your people call it “girl power. ~ Brian K Vaughan
171:If you look at a map of Europe you will observe that Greece is a skeleton-like hand stretching its crooked fingers out into the Mediterranean Sea. ~ Will Durant
172:Nice" said Paul staring transfixed at Fran's delicate and extreme gaze, like that of a skeleton with eyeballs, or a person with their face peeled off. ~ Tao Lin
173:None of us is perfect. Everyone has got a skeleton in the closet that they don't want people to find out. I just let it go, with a bit of humor. ~ Ozzy Osbourne
174:One dark night the skeletons that they had carefully hidden in an obscure closet appeared, grabbed them around the throat, and strangled them. ~ Benjamin Carson
175:I dreamed of becoming a scientist, in general, and a paleontologist, in particular, ever since the Tyrannosaurus skeleton awed and scared me. ~ Stephen Jay Gould
176:No. . .I mean, I'm sorry he. . .You know, said those things to you." "It's part of being a 'good' family. Everyone's got skeletons in their closet. ~ Richelle Mead
177:If you could count the skeletons in my closet, under my bed and up under my faucet, then you would know I've completely lost it. Is he nuts? No he's insane! ~ Eminem
178:The bones of his hand reminded her of the skeleton of a baby field mouse that Della had once found. It was completely intact, missing only its future. ~ Marisa Silver
179:A jolly young fellow from Yuma
Told an elephant joke to a puma;
now his skeleton lies
beneath hot western skies-
the puma had no sense of huma ~ Ogden Nash
180:No. . .I mean, I'm sorry he. . .You know, said those things to you."
"It's part of being a 'good' family. Everyone's got skeletons in their closet. ~ Richelle Mead
181:The Irish are people who will never have leaders, for at the great moment they always desert them. They have produced one skeleton--Parnell--never a man. ~ James Joyce
182:The goal of the computer is to provide people with the means to extend people's minds and bodies. It is an exoskeleton that expands our human reach. ~ Jean Louis Gassee
183:What?” Bree asked. “Never seen a skeleton key before?”The mayor scoffed. “No, what I’ve never seen is someone turn into a fucking bat before my
eyes! ~ Lily Luchesi
184:The cafe windows wrapped all the way around the observation floor, which gave us a beautiful panoramic view of the skeleton army that had come to kill us. ~ Rick Riordan
185:This problem of borrowing from the skeleton in times of stress may soften the bones so that they will be badly distorted. This is frequently seen as bow legs ~ Anonymous
186:What?” Bree asked. “Never seen a skeleton key before?”
The mayor scoffed. “No, what I’ve never seen is someone turn into a fucking bat before my
eyes! ~ Lily Luchesi
187:I wondered, for a brief instant, what a necromancer like Damien Ecko could do with the skeleton of a T. rex. I shrugged the idea off. Nobody’s that good. ~ Craig Schaefer
188:I build a book the way coral reefs are built: millions of little calcareous skeletons piling up one atop another, though in my case the skeletons are drafts. ~ Dean Koontz
189:They were the children that The Skeleton Man gave up on. They became his soldiers, and their hatred mutated their fragile bodies into demonic, dog-like creatures. ~ A R Wise
190:Don't give me truth, just give me gossip
And skeletons from people's closets,
I wanna be normal
And millions buy it,
I am blinded by The SUN. ~ Benjamin Zephaniah
191:I don't recall seeing your friend, either. What did you say he was? A zombie? A mummy?"
"A skeleton."
"A skeleton, yeah. Haven't seen one of those in ages. ~ Derek Landy
192:I wonder, skeleton, would you still be alive? Would you be conscious if you were dice, or keys on a piano?” “Always wanted a life in music,” Skulduggery mumbled. ~ Derek Landy
193:Behind this story so far is another story, as behind the girders of an ancient bridge is the skeleton of a child which superstition says keeps the bridge standing. ~ James Purdy
194:I came from a very strict background. [So if you want to make a scary movie] if you were raised as a fundamentalist, just pull all the skeletons out of your closet. ~ Wes Craven
195:Every vertebra, every knuckle, both kneecaps, both hips. I am a pile of bones on the floor and no one knows it but me. I am a broken skeleton with a beating heart. ~ Tahereh Mafi
196:A mountain had died, its skeleton had been scattered over the ground. Time had aged the mountain; time had killed the mountain-and here lay the mountain's bones. ~ Vasily Grossman
197:China is the same age as I am, and even I have to admit that she wears it better!" He laughed, then stopped and peered at her. "Because I'm a skeleton" he explained. ~ Derek Landy
198:Once again the absurdity of my inner thoughts overwhelms me, and I want to crawl out of my skin, escape my ugly, awkward flesh and be a skeleton, naked and anonymous. ~ Isaac Marion
199:I'm in Stockholm in my office. I just got here after seeing my eighth child on an ultrasound, so I'm in a good mood. It's beautiful: an energetic little skeleton. ~ Stellan Skarsgard
200:Lucy brought with her an image of our human ancestors that you don't get when you find a jaw or an arm bone or a leg bone. Here was 40 percent of a single skeleton. ~ Donald Johanson
201:One would think it would be most unwise in a man to be afraid of a skeleton, since Nature has set curious and quite insuperable obstacles to his running away from it. ~ G K Chesterton
202:I started thinking that if post modernism is about people opening up all their skeletons, I'm going the other way. I don't want anyone knowing anything about me anymore. ~ Billy Corgan
203:What I didn't realize was how many doors the act of writing unlocks, as if my Dad's old fountain pen wasn't really a pen at all, but some strange variety of skeleton key. ~ Stephen King
204:What I didn’t realize was how many doors the act of writing unlocks, as if my Dad’s old fountain pen wasn’t really a pen at all, but some strange variety of skeleton key. ~ Stephen King
205:But I'm not afraid of the skeletons in Julie's closet. I look forward to meeting the rest of them, looking them hard in the eye, giving them firm, bone-crunching handshakes. ~ Isaac Marion
206:He has a name."
"Oh yeah. Skulduggery isn’t it?" Fletcher responded. "That’s an unusual one. Tell me were you born a skeleton or were your folks just disturbingly hopeful? ~ Derek Landy
207:No one has lived so close to his skeleton as I have lived to mine: from which results an endless dialogue and certain truths which I manage neither to accept nor to reject. ~ Emil M Cioran
208:She put her hands over her ears and made a monkey face. Even then, she couldn't look ugly. She had such good bones, her skeleton would have been an ornament in any closet. ~ Ross Macdonald
209:The bones are hard and by themselves seem dead and stony, but by rooting into and pulling against the skeleton, the rest of the body carries out all the motions of life. ~ Orson Scott Card
210:What happen to the pirates we are supposed to see? Then we go down the chutes, and it's where the pirates were. But they're all gone. There is nothing but skeletons down here! ~ John Hench
211:You notice anything about the skeletons?” Leaphorn was squatting now in the shallow trench, examining bones. “Somebody seemed to be interested in the jawbones,” Chee said. ~ Tony Hillerman
212:No one demands more caution than a spy, and when someone has the skeleton key to minds, counter him by leaving the key of caution inside, on the other side of the keyhole. ~ Baltasar Gracian
213:You can never escape the bonds of family history, no matter how far you travel. And the skeleton of a house can carry in its bones the marrow of all that came before. ~ Christina Baker Kline
214:The progress of science, like an ancient desert trail, is strewn with the bleached skeletons of discarded theories, doctrines, and axioms which seemed to possess eternal life. ~ Arthur Koestler
215:It is I, and I stand with the girl, the Elemental and the partner of the skeleton detective, and although she is late she is here, which is the important thing, and we are moving on. ~ Derek Landy
216:The dinosaur skeleton was a body plus time. They all were. The question was what they wanted to do and who they wanted to love in the years when muscle and skin still covered them. ~ Ramona Ausubel
217:This dinosaur skeleton was a body plus time. They all were. The question was what they wanted to do and who they wanted to love in the years when muscle and skin still covered them. ~ Ramona Ausubel
218:Hamburg totally wrecked us. I remember getting home to England and my dad thought I was half-dead. I looked like a skeleton, I hadn't noticed the change, I'd been having such a ball! ~ Paul McCartney
219:There is something in the character of every man which cannot be broken in--the skeleton of his character; and to try to alter this is like training a sheep for draught purposes. ~ Georg C Lichtenberg
220:I have spent years of my life sitting in my room, creating defenses of cynicism, darkness, and bleakness. Jed's friendship is the skeleton key to my fortress. He disarms me every time. ~ David Levithan
221:Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before. ~ Audre Lorde
222:You could believe that Sinbad could fight a skeleton because that's from a period in the past, a magical period. But if you had James Bond fighting a skeleton, it'd be almost comical. ~ Ray Harryhausen
223:[An artist] will sooner and with more certainty, establish the character of skeletons, than the most learned anatomist, whose eye has not been accustomed to seize on every peculiarity. ~ Rembrandt Peale
224:I am going to hold a pistol to the head of the Modern Man. But I shall not use it to kill him—only to bring him to life. I begin to see a new meaning in being the skeleton at the feast. ~ G K Chesterton
225:I strike the ground with the soles of my feet and life rises up my legs, spreads up my skeleton, takes possession of me, drives away distress and sweetens my memory. The world trembles. ~ Isabel Allende
226:It’s like the P-38 is an old skeleton key I’m trying to fit into an old padlock and when I make that connection I’ll hear a click and a door will open and I’ll walk through and be saved. ~ Matthew Quick
227:The improvements of ages have had but little influence on the essential laws of man's existence: as our skeletons, probably, are not to be distinguished from those of our ancestors. ~ Henry David Thoreau
228:What is important is the story. Because when we are all dust and teeth and kicked-up bits of skin - when we're dancing with our own skeletons - our words might be all that's left of us. ~ Alexandra Fuller
229:Fairy tales are the skeletons of story, perhaps. Reading them often provides an uneasy sensation—a gnawing familiarity—that comforting yet supernatural awareness of living inside a story. ~ Kate Bernheimer
230:The last time I was this close to him, it was a commotion of touching. His hands, picking apart the rigid panels of my exoskeleton. His mouth, finding mine with the certainty of a meteor. ~ Brenna Yovanoff
231:The one thing I've learned about family skeletons is that they always have a way of finding the light of day and ending up at the neighborhood garage sale." Alora from The Sapphire Talisman ~ Brenda Pandos
232:From the time the Englishman's bones harden into bones at all, he makes his skeleton a flagstaff, and he early plants his feet like one who is to walk the world and the decks of all the seas. ~ Willa Cather
233:He raged for hours. And the skeleton, ever the frail and solelmn philosopher, hung quietly inside, saying not a word, suspended like a delicate insect within a chrysalis, waiting and waiting. ~ Ray Bradbury
234:How can any person justify an aesthetic that reduces a woman or child to an emaciated skeleton? Is it art? Surely fashion's aesthetic should enhance and beautify the human form, not destroy it. ~ Coco Rocha
235:They take the greats from the past and compare us. I wonder if they'd ever survive in this era. In a time where it's recreation, to pull all your skeletons out the closet like Halloween decorations. ~ Drake
236:Hedge scrambled away, but the first two skeletons grabbed his arms and lifted him off the ground. The coach dropped his bat and kicked his hooves. “Lemme go, ya stupid boneheads!” he bellowed. ~ Rick Riordan
237:...I begin with songs. They provide a sort of skeleton grammar for me to flesh out. Songs of longing for future tense, songs of regret for past tense, and songs of love for present tense. ~ Mary Doria Russell
238:Crowned with leaves of the laurel. In England the Poet Laureate is an officer of the sovereign's court, acting as dancing skeleton at every royal feast and singing-mute at every royal funeral. ~ Ambrose Bierce
239:Gone is the boy with the guns and the skeletons in his closet. These hands holding me have never held a weapon. These hands have never touched death. These hands are perfect and kind and tender. ~ Tahereh Mafi
240:I was too soft on the inside, you see. No exoskeleton. I felt everything, and still everything bored me. I was like . . . like a radio playing five stations at once, all of them static. At ~ Brittany Cavallaro
241:I have seen trees that survive fire. Their bark is burned and their limbs are dead branches. But hidden under that skeleton is a force that sends a single shoot of green out into the world. ~ Holly Goldberg Sloan
242:It's not too difficult to get the skeletons out of the closet with people, but to get the gold out is a different matter. That is therapy. Psychology is the Art of finding the gold of the spirit. ~ Robert Johnson
243:There was a gay fiction among us that we were constantly enjoying ourselves, and a skeleton truth that we never did. To the best of my belief, our case was in the last respect a rather common one. ~ Charles Dickens
244:Doctrine is the frame-work of life; it is the skeleton of truth, to be clothed and rounded out by the living graces of a holy life. It is only the lean creature whose bones become offensive. ~ Adoniram Judson Gordon
245:They are dressed like skeletons, one with a knife sticking out of his chest. The boys always dress up like that, she has learned, as if they don't know that the scariest things are invisible. ~ Karen Thompson Walker
246:They were sprawled on the den furniture as only teenage boys can, as though they’d removed their skeletons, hung them in a nearby closet, and slid to a collapse against whatever upholstery was nearby. ~ Harlan Coben
247:have seen trees that survive fire. Their bark is burned and their limbs are dead branches. But hidden under that skeleton is a force that sends a single shoot of green out into the world. Maybe ~ Holly Goldberg Sloan
248:I took her in the standard jive hold that I had practised on the skeleton, and immediately felt the awkwardness, approaching revulsion, that I feel when forced into intimate contact with another human. ~ Graeme Simsion
249:captured enemies. The rebels were dressed in tatters with rags wrapped around their feet. Their bodies, once assuredly strong and muscular, were now no more than skeletons. He wondered how they endured, ~ James D Shipman
250:The Yherajk were a less immediate but infinitely more complicated problem—alien globs who want to befriend a humanity that, if asked, would probably prefer to be befriended by something with an endoskeleton. ~ John Scalzi
251:In the swampy streets there were the remains of furniture, animal skeletons covered with red lilies, the last memories of the hordes of newcomers who had fled Macondo as wildly as they had arrived. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez
252:Legions of grotesques sweep under his hand; for has not nature too her grotesques—the rent rock, the distorting lights of evening on lonely roads, the unveiled structure of man in the embryo, or the skeleton? ~ Walter Pater
253:Six hundred years is an awfully long time, Ever. So long it's impossible for either of us to imagine. Though it is more than enough time to rack up a few dirty skeletons for the old metaphorical closet, right? ~ Alyson Noel
254:I am not the kind of goddess of victory that people cheer for. I am merely a marionette who is fighting to cut off her own strings. At my feet is a hill covered in skeletons...I am nothing but an angel of death. ~ Kaori Yuki
255:in order to detain the fleeting apparition, he must enchain it in the fetters of rule, dissect its fair proportions into abstract notions, and preserve its living spirit in a fleshless skeleton of words. ~ Friedrich Schiller
256:I pointed at the little kids goading each other to jump from rib cage to shoulder and Gus answered just loud enough for me to hear over the din, 'Last time, I imagined myself as the kid. This time, the skeleton. ~ John Green
257:A hack writer who would have been considered fourth rate in Europe, who tried out a few of the old proven 'sure-fire' literary skeletons with sufficient local color to intrigue the superficial and the lazy. ~ William Faulkner
258:Do you really think these are Alice's tears?" I ask. "That I'm supposed to make them go away somehow?"
"I'm the wrong guy to ask. I just saw a skeleton with antlers and a forest of aphid-noshing flower zombies. ~ A G Howard
259:You continually recycle your material body—almost all of it—once a year (stomach lining every five days; skin once a month; skeleton every three months; liver every six weeks; genetic material every six weeks). ~ Deepak Chopra
260:Your past is a skeleton walking one step behind you, and your future is a a skeleton walking one step in front of you. Maybe you don't wear a watch, but your skeletons do, and they always know what time it is. ~ Sherman Alexie
261:In fact, I know that a 'nice live little boy' would be far better than - my skeleton in the closet; only - we aren't always willing to make the exchange. We are apt to still cling to - our skeletons, Pollyanna. ~ Eleanor H Porter
262:I did not want to cry any more. Instead I felt hollow, empty, as if all the meaning had been sucked out of me and I was drifting, light as a skeleton leaf, at the mercy of the four winds. I was drained of tears. ~ Juliet Marillier
263:She's not... She's not dating the skeleton, is she? How would that even be possible, let alone... nice? He's got no skin, or lips, or... or nothin'. And he talks. Good God, he talks and he never shuts up." - Billy-Ray ~ Derek Landy
264:That’s why I’ll never run for office. Because you have to be too clean. I am not clean. I’ve had a lot of mud. Forget the skeletons, I’ve got the mud. And, know what? I don’t want to have to explain me to anybody. ~ Whoopi Goldberg
265:In Breeze’s business one got used to running across the skeletons in people’s closets. If Billy’s skeleton wore women’s underwear, it didn’t really matter. Homosexuality on Billy Winston was like acne on a leper. ~ Christopher Moore
266:The older I grow the more sharply I mistrust words. So few of them have any meaning left. It is impossible to write one sentence in which every word has the bareness and hardness of bones, the reality of the skeleton. ~ Storm Jameson
267:Two U.S. Marine skeletons guarded the doors. They grinned down at us, rocket-propelled grenade launchers held across their chests. "You know," Grover mumbled, "I bet Hades doesn't have trouble with door-to-door salesman. ~ Rick Riordan
268:Ever since the morning, Pierre had beheld many frightful sufferings in that woeful white train. But none had so distressed his soul as did that wretched female skeleton, liquefying in the midst of its lace and its millions. ~ mile Zola
269:Two U.S. Marine skeletons guarded the doors. They grinned down at us, rocket-propelled grenade launchers held across their chests.
"You know," Grover mumbled, "I bet Hades doesn't have trouble with door-to-door salesman. ~ Rick Riordan
270:Scott let Maggie out the rear, clipped her lead, and hurried to catch up as Sims and another Fugitive dick brought out Estelle Rolley. Rolley looked like a walking skeleton. Street officers called this “the meth diet.” Cowly ~ Robert Crais
271:The books we read in childhood don't exist anymore; they sailed off with the wind, leaving bare skeletons behind. Whoever still has in him the memory and marrow of childhood should rewrite these books as he experienced them. ~ Bruno Schulz
272:A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor. ~ Aldous Huxley
273:I learned something, when you have Nazi uniform on, why people were so evil and used their power. Because it's a very powerful uniform, it's like boots and black and silver and skeletons everywhere, on your hat, on your shoulder. ~ Udo Kier
274:your soul was stronger than your body, and in spite of what the doctors told me over and over, I always believed that was the reason for the breaks. What ordinary skeleton could contain a heart as big as the whole world? Marin ~ Jodi Picoult
275:If any of you are injured, take a seat in this fine classroom.” Dee opens up the nearest door and peeks in. It’s a classroom with a life-sized skeleton hanging on a stand. “Bones will keep you company while you wait for the doctor. ~ Susan Ee
276:All iron comes from stars,” Seeker replied, her hand still not quite brushing the hilt of the blade. “It’s the last element they can burn before they go nova. Iron’s the skeletons of stars, and it’s what makes our blood red. I ~ Elizabeth Bear
277:And here you see me working out, as cheerfully and thankfully as I may, my doom of sharing in the glass a constant change of customers, and of lying down and rising up with the skeleton allotted to me for my mortal companion. ~ Charles Dickens
278:Photographs are still being taken but aren't being shown. There's one of a skeleton bound at the wrists with pants still around its ankles; if it was a woman, she was likely raped; if it was a man, he was possibly castrated. ~ Nicholas D Kristof
279:In a dark, dark wood there was a dark, dark house; And in the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark room; And in the dark, dark room there was a dark, dark cupboard; And in the dark, dark cupboard there was … a skeleton. Traditional ~ Ruth Ware
280:The Nazis take the skeleton in the closet of centuries and rattle it boastfully. Force, they declare, will always be necessary, since it is in the nature of human life (which is true, if one accepts their concept of human life). ~ Leonard Peikoff
281:We know we need, and so we acquire and eat and eat, past the point of bodily fullness, trying to sate a greater need. Ashamed of this, we turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how to not-need. ~ Marya Hornbacher
282:I suggest in my own discussion of this episode, Mann invites us to set the attempt to philosophize about his predicament in the context of Aschenbach's life. The literary presentation thus adds to the naked philosophical skeleton. ~ Philip Kitcher
283:I have met many young men, who have the skeletons of the old covered by the garb of youth. On the other hand, I have met many elderly people who are weighed down by age but beneath the cloud there lies the glorious sun of youth. ~ Kazi Nazrul Islam
284:Stanford University suggests that a two-year mission to Mars would have about the same effect on one’s skeleton. Would an astronaut returning from Mars run the risk of stepping out of the capsule into Earth gravity and snapping a bone? ~ Mary Roach
285:The demon of revenge had already taken hold of his heart. The cancer of injustice had already eaten at his cheerful soul, leaving a skeleton of a carcass behind, one that could never feel compassion for humans—or anything else—again. ~ Cameron Jace
286:Who's this?" Dad asks when a catchy tune comes on the CD mix I made for the trip. We pass the skeleton tree that never has leaves, no matter what the time of year. Bare gray branches wave us on. "No one you know Dad," I say. It's me. ~ Cath Crowley
287:Everyone's got skeletons in their closet, and I've got a million in mine, believe me. I tested the envelope; I pushed it. Whenever somebody in authority told me not to do something, I did it just to find out why they said not to do it. ~ Denis Leary
288:ancient charmers with skeleton throats and peachy cheeks that have a rather ghastly bloom upon them seen by daylight, when indeed these fascinating creatures look like Death and the Lady fused together, dazzle the eyes of men. Forth ~ Charles Dickens
289:Johnny Depp is like a brother to me. We have matching tattoos on our backs - Charles Baudelaire, the flowers of evil, this giant skeleton thing. It's kind of a secret. People say to us, 'Why did you get that?' And we say, 'No reason.' ~ Marilyn Manson
290:Maybe I'd die. Maybe I'd burn to ash in wind, or blacken like the pines. Charred skeletons, I'd add one to the count. I didn't feel scared. I didn't think to panic. The trail wasn't burning. I was raw, ripe for loving. I wasn't stopping. ~ Aspen Matis
291:She searched for a possible escape route should she need one and spied the paper skeleton immediately behind her and shrieked for the second time. Who needed ghosts to haunt a house when one could form his own demons out of paper? ~ Charlie N Holmberg
292:It's three disparate elements: the stop sign, the stage paintings, and the skeleton paintings. Those are three sharp ideas, although none of them are necessarily good ideas. Tons of artists have made whole careers out of those three ideas. ~ Josh Smith
293:Adam stopped by one of the beasts near the front; its shoulder was taller than him, its great skull even higher, and above it all spread a set of antlers that seemed massive in comparison even to the giant skeleton. It was beautiful. ~ Maggie Stiefvater
294:If we’re going to solve the problems of the world, we have to learn how to talk to one another. Poetry is the language at its essence. It’s the bones and the skeleton of the language. It teaches you, if nothing else, how to choose your words. ~ Rita Dove
295:In the early 1900s, an artist named José Guadalupe Posada created the Catrinas. They were skeletons dressed in upper-class Spanish clothes and meant as satire of the Mexican Indians, who were trying to copy the European aristocracy. THE ~ Zoraida C rdova
296:It's rare that I've read a script where I'm like, "Oh, my god, it's hilarious!" All you want is a good skeleton and good characters. Then, you can go, "Okay, I can bring a lot to this. I can improvise and I can create something out of this." ~ Nick Swardson
297:Nothing, if I rightly call to mind, was left of my respected predecessor, save an imperfect skeleton, and some fragments of apparel, and a wig of majestic frizzle, which, unlike the head that it once adorned, was in very satisfactory preservation. ~ Anonymous
298:Listeria...secretes two or three proteins that together hijack the host cell's cytoskeleton. As a result, the bacteria motor around the inside of the infected cell, pushed by an actin 'comet tail' that associates and dissociates behind them. ~ Nick Lane
299:Then he saw Catty. He hadn't recognized her at first. She had painted her face white for the day and drawn black caverns around her eyes. Squares over her lips made skeleton teeth.
Children circled her, watching her paint a little girl's face. ~ Lynne Ewing
300:Businesses are great structures for managing big projects. It’s like trying to develop the ability to walk without developing a skeleton. Once in a blue moon, you get an octopus, but for the most part, you get skeletons. Skeletons are good shit. ~ Cory Doctorow
301:I always sense the future, the antithesis of everything is always before my eyes. I have never seen a child without thinking that it would grow old, nor a cradle without thinking of a grave. The sight of a naked woman makes me imagine her skeleton. ~ Paul Auster
302:I myself identify as a recovering Blockhead. You'd be surprised how many twenty- and thirty-something hipster chicks have the NKOTB skeleton in their closet, albeit artfully concealed by stacks of Ksubi skinny jeans and ironic Judas Priest T-shirts. ~ Diablo Cody
303:Lured by the wilderness, and by the chance of spotting rare desert elephants, a few intrepid tourists make their way to the Skeleton Coast each year. It's just about as remote as any tourist destination on earth, but one that pays fabulous dividends. ~ Tahir Shah
304:The Golden Number is a mathematical definition of a proportional function which all of nature obeys, whether it be a mollusk shell, the leaves of plants, the proportions of the animal body, the human skeleton, or the ages of growth in man. ~ R A Schwaller de Lubicz
305:Wanderers eastward, wanderers west, Know you why you cannot rest? 'Tis that every mother's son Travails with a skeleton. Lie down in the bed of dust; Bear the fruit that bear you must; Bring the eternal seed to light, And morn is all the same as night. ~ A E Housman
306:Compounding the horror, German officials committed an act of staggering insensitivity: they struck a commemorative medal with a depiction of the sinking ship on one side and on the other a smiling skeleton under the inscription “Business above all. ~ Joseph E Persico
307:I want all the books on the shelves.

I want the books with dinosaur words like nigger that show the skeletons in our national closet. I want books with the word cunt as well as the word kike. Words don't scare me. Suppressing them does. ~ E L Konigsburg
308:Flesh is a reasonably good fertilizer, or even better, predator food. A family of coyotes would live off the carcass for a few days. Then the grass and ferns would grow up through the skeleton until the porcupines had gnawed it away for its salt content. ~ Jim Harrison
309:He’d been an odd one, that boy with the camera. Such a distinctive physique: pale skin so taut on his skeleton, holding himself with a shy hunch, not ugly as such but certainly not handsome, with a demeanor eager to cause no trouble, to attract no attention. ~ Ali Shaw
310:On coming out of the chapel, a well can be seen on the left. There are two in this yard. You ask, Why is there no bucket and no pulley to this one? Because no water is drawn from it now. Why is no more water drawn from it? Because it is full of skeletons. ~ Victor Hugo
311:You have skeletons, too, Carter Shaw. Don't think I don't know it. I think...I think people with secrets, or with a past, I guess I should say, I think we're kindred spirits. Like maybe we see something in each other that no one else takes the time to see. ~ Nyrae Dawn
312:Cheating, especially the mental kind—because when we desire something we shouldn’t, the ravenous hunger for it consumes each fantasy playing through our immoral brains—can rot a relationship, sending its skeleton to the graveyard of “what should have been. ~ Gail McHugh
313:Why did you want me to dress warmly?” she asks. “Are you taking me to a Siberian prison?”
“Nope.”
“Abandoned research station in Antarctica?”
“Nope.”
“You’re taking me to practice for our two-person skeleton race at the Olympics.”
“Yes. ~ Stephanie Perkins
314:Funnily enough, the most difficult style to do is the plain pump because it needs to look good on a variety of feet. I compare it to having a good bone structure. Make-up will make you look good, but it helps if you have a good skeleton to begin with. ~ Christian Louboutin
315:In families there are frequently matters of which no one speaks, nor even alludes. There are no words for these matters. As the binding skeleton beneath the flesh is never acknowledged by us and, when at last it defines itself, is after all an obscenity. ~ Joyce Carol Oates
316:In prose too much seems superfluous to me, in poetry (genuine) everything is necessary. Given my attraction to asceticism of the prosaic word, I could end up with a skeleton.

In poetry- there's a certain innate measure of flesh: less is impossible. ~ Marina Tsvetaeva
317:There's got to be a backbone, there's got to be a skeleton to the whole way I perform, but you never want to hit the same note twice during a performance, I think. I think it's always got to be fresh so it doesn't bore me, and I always want to go out on edge. ~ Casey Abrams
318:Hey," Dopey said when I was finished reading. "How come they never mentioned me? I'm the one who found the skeleton." "Oh, yeah," Sleepy said in disgust. "Your role was really crucial. After all, if it wasn't for you, the guy's skull might still have been intact. ~ Meg Cabot
319:On the pavement near my car are the smashed skeletons of two baby birds, their flattened beaks and wings making them look reptilian. They’ve been there for a year. I can’t resist looking at them each time I get in my car. We need a good flood, wash them away. ~ Gillian Flynn
320:Racism, for many people, seems to occupy space in very much the same way as dark matter: it forms the skeleton of our world, yet remains ultimately invisible, undetectable. This is convenient. If nothing is racist, then nothing needs to be done to address it. ~ Alicia Elliott
321:The barns are missing panels and reduced to rotten skeletons. A tractor sits slumped without a windscreen and a front wheel leaning to one side like an old man who has keeled over. There are empty oil drums and grain buckets and spools of frayed rotting rope. ~ Benjamin Myers
322:Hell, even the straight people have enough skeletons in their closet to fill a tomb. Everybody’s too afraid of going to hell or getting made fun of to be honest about what they want and who they are, so they can’t even really admit what they want to themselves. ~ Meredith Russo
323:Word books traditionally focus on unusual and quirky items. They tend to ignore the words that provide the skeleton of the language, without which it would fall apart, such as 'and' and 'what,' or words that provide structure to our conversation, such as 'hello. ~ David Crystal
324:As human beings we govern our actions with our deepest fears. But if you name that shit, you claim that shit: let enough people into your closet and you'll find there's no more room for skeletons. Leave yourself nowhere to hide and you can live your life unguarded. ~ Kevin Smith
325:What I found interesting writing a screenplay as opposed to writing a novel is not the obvious thing, which is having to pare everything down and find the kind of essence, the skeleton if you like, which can then be fleshed out by performance and cinematography. ~ Salman Rushdie
326:I believe instinct's the iron skeleton under all our ideas of free will. Unless you're willing to take the pipe or eat the gun or take a long walk off a short dock, you can't say no to some things. You can't refuse to pick up your option because there is no option. ~ Stephen King
327:Hey," Dopey said when I was finished reading. "How come they never mentioned me? I'm the one who found the skeleton."
"Oh, yeah," Sleepy said in disgust. "Your role was really crucial. After all, if it wasn't for you, the guy's
skull might still have been intact. ~ Meg Cabot
328:so thick with cobwebs it seemed like skeletons had decorated for a party. Raven fought her way through the webs to the far wall and ripped the velvet cloth off the mirror. She saw her own reflection staring back—long black hair with purple highlights, dark eyebrows, ~ Shannon Hale
329:All schools have their skeletons. St Oswald’s is no exception. Most of the time, we try our best to keep them in the closet. But this time, the only recourse we have is to throw open all the closets, light as many bulbs as we can and catch the vermin as it comes out. ~ Joanne Harris
330:I have orders to bring Reyna in alive to stand trial for treason. I have no orders to bring you in alive, or the faun.” “Satyr!” the coach yelled. He kicked a skeleton in its bony crotch, which seemed to hurt Hedge more than the redcoat. “Ow! Stupid British dead guys! ~ Rick Riordan
331:Many women have asked me if it is possible to have a well-built complete wardrobe on a limited budget. "Money," I tell them, "is no guarantee of taste and the fitness of things, and an overstuffed closet is often as bare as a skeleton when it comes to wearable apparel." ~ Edith Head
332:Dark seams radiated outwards like a shotgun blast of ink, as if Nico's body were trying to expel all the shadows he'd travelled through. Yesterday had been worse: an entire meadow withering, skeletons rising from the earth. Reyna wasn't anxious for that to happen again. ~ Rick Riordan
333:There can be conceptual skeletons on several different levels of abstraction. For instance, the "isomorphism" between Bongard problems 70 and 71, already pointed out, involves higher-level conceptual skeleton than that needed to solve either problem in isolation. ~ Douglas R Hofstadter
334:Worse, because a lobster is an invertebrate, every anatomic feature that is rigid is part of the exoskeleton, including the teeth inside the stomach that grind food. The lobster must rip out the lining of its throat, stomach, and anus before it is free of the old shell. ~ Trevor Corson
335:Around this time she started wearing T-shirts with skeletons and rhinestones on them and, with her already-tattooed friend Billie, she went downtown and got the names of her three kids tattooed on her left shoulder. Her family was horrified, which pleased her. ~ Elizabeth Stuckey French
336:I hated my body. It disgusted me--its hair, its pinpricks of sweat, its scrawniness. Skin pulled over a skeleton, an animated corpse. I wanted out--out of my body, out of my thoughts, out--but I was stuck inside of this thing, just like all the bacteria colonizing me. ~ John Green
337:Fawcett, who had always found refuge in the natural world, no longer recognized the wilderness of bombed-out villages, denuded trees, craters, and sunbaked skeletons. As Lyne wrote in his diary, “Dante would never have condemned lost souls to wander in so terrible a purgatory. ~ David Grann
338:The problem was with Bill Clinton, the scandals and rumored scandals, the incubating ones and the dying ones never ended. Whatever moral compass the president was consulting was leading him in the wrong direction. His closets were full of skeletons just waiting to burst out. ~ Louis J Freeh
339:Do yourself a favor,' I said. "Forget it. Forget you ever saw me." "Forget that you tried to kill me too?" "Yeah. That, too." "But who are you?" "Percy-" I started to say. Then the skeletons turned around. "Gotta go!" "What kind of name is Percy Gotta-go?" I bolted for the exit. ~ Rick Riordan
340:No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and stay, burying themselves in our bones to become corpses we carry into the future, all the time digging and failing to rip their skeletons from our flesh. ~ Tahereh Mafi
341:Raven has lost deeply, again and again, and she, too, has buried herself. There are pieces of her scattered all over. Her heart is nestled next to a small set of bones buried beside a frozen river, which will emerge with the spring thaw, a skeleton ship rising out of the water”. ~ Lauren Oliver
342:Suppose that insect wings developed primarily as thermoregulators and then were used for skimming and finally flying, evolving along the way. What would they be "for"? Or what is the skeleton "for"? For keeping one upright, protecting organs, storing calcium, making blood cells...? ~ Noam Chomsky
343:Examining the background of anyone can bring skeletons to our attention; a blot on the landscape can mar all what pleases the eye. This is how Malcolm Price was perceived by those who would stand back in fear of what he was all about, yet nothing could be further from the truth! ~ Stephen Richards
344:For paralyzed people the fitting and integration of an exoskeleton was a complicated affair, they told him, stretched out over months of tests, and a certain amount of surgical fusion of electrodes and nerves. For a normal person it was much simpler. It was like a bra fitting ~ Kim Stanley Robinson
345:Oh for Thor's sake,' said Camicazi in exasperation. 'Have you not hung around with him for long enough to know that you never give up hope until you are presented with actual Hiccup skeleton, solemnly registered and verified by the Valkyrie Death Committee as completely authentic? ~ Cressida Cowell
346:The homes of so many skeletons. People who used to fight over the last blueberry muffin at the breakfast table, get down on their knees to scrub bathroom floors, and kiss one another good night, thinking they were at least relatively safe. Now they are just dust in the debris. ~ Francesca Lia Block
347:The Skeleton

Chattering finch and water-fly
Are not merrier than I;
Here among the flowers I lie
Laughing everlastingly.
No: I may not tell the best;
Surely, friends, I might have guessed
Death was but the good King's jest,
It was hid so carefully. ~ G K Chesterton
348:Skeleton people generally aren’t,” said Jack, setting her cocoa aside. “If they were, I would expect them to die instantly, due to their lack of functional respiration or circulatory systems. The lack of tendons alone—”

“You must be a lot of fun at parties,” said Christopher. ~ Seanan McGuire
349:in the newspapers I read a biography about an American. He left his whole huge fortune to factories and for the positive sciences, his skeleton to the students at the academy there, and his skin to make a drum so as to have the American national anthem drummed on it day and night. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
350:in the newspapers I read a biography about an American. He left his whole huge fortune to factories and for the positive sciences, his skeleton to the students at the academy there, and his skin to make a drum so as to have the American national anthem drummed on it day and night. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
351:Yes, and because we grow old we become more and more the stuff our forbears put into us. I can feel his savagery strengthen in me. We think we are so individual and so misunderstood when we are young; but the nature our strain of blood carries is inside there, waiting, like our skeleton. ~ Willa Cather
352:He loves this food that contains no disgusting proofs of slain animals, no bloody slab of cow haunch or hen’s sinewy skeleton; these ghosts have been minced and destroyed and painlessly merged with the shapes of mute vegetables, plump green bodies that invite his appetite’s innocent gusto. ~ John Updike
353:I’m going to consult some witches’ books. Not that I have many here to consult. But I’m not going to Bryn’s house. I’ve made it twelve whole days without sleeping with him, and no scary skeleton in a tree is going to send me to Seduction Central now that Bryn’s big case is finally over. ~ Kimberly Frost
354:It was a total and absolute surprise to find out that what was inside the concentration camps was a sea of skeletons. What is clear to me, therefore, is that while the tragedy of war grinds on, the contemporary aesthetics of the tragedy seem not only confused but, in some way, suspicious. ~ Paul Virilio
355:Mosquito [...] had asked Ear to marry him, whereupon Ear fell on the floor in uncontrollable laughter. "How much longer do you think you will live?" she asked. "You are already a skeleton." Mosquito went away humiliated, and any time he passed her way he told Ear that he was still alive. ~ Chinua Achebe
356:Off course, if Steven had a wife in the attic, like Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre, that, I thought, would be another matter entirely. But the very idea made me laugh. His building had no attic, and his one small closet couldn't even hold a skeleton. It was too packed with clothes, his and mine. ~ Lisa Tucker
357:Facing our fears, skeletons, and mistakes is paramount in finding ourselves-in living with ourselves. Once it's done, that fear will be laid to rest, and she'll be stronger for having dealt with it and have more peace becausse she's not carrying the weight of that fear every day and night. ~ Cindy Woodsmall
358:Bone of my bone. Flesh of my flesh. To remember you it’s my own body I touch. Thus she was, here and here. The physical memory blunders through the doors the mind has tried to seal. A skeleton key to Bluebeard’s chamber. The bloody key that unlocks pain. Wisdom says forget, the body howls. ~ Jeanette Winterson
359:Certainly the first true humans were unique by virtue of their large brains. It was because the human brain is so large when compared with that of a chimpanzee that paleontologists for years hunted for a half-ape, half-human skeleton that would provide a fossil link between the human and the ape. ~ Jane Goodall
360:Do yourself a favor,' I said. "Forget it. Forget you ever saw me."
"Forget that you tried to kill me too?"
"Yeah. That, too."
"But who are you?"
"Percy-" I started to say. Then the skeletons turned around. "Gotta go!"
"What kind of name is Percy Gotta-go?"
I bolted for the exit. ~ Rick Riordan
361:I find in the domestic duck that the bones of the wing weigh less and the bones of the leg more, in proportion to the whole skeleton, than do the same bones in the wild duck; and this change may be safely attributed to the domestic duck flying much less, and walking more, than its wild parents. ~ Charles Darwin
362:She is here
because no-one else was there when worn-to-skeleton
her enemy died. Her love. Her twin.
Marghanita dreamed the intravenous, the intensive
the stainless steel
before she ever saw them. She's not practical,
you know, they used to say.
She's the artist, she got away. ~ Adrienne Rich
363:There was so much of beauty here: the neat, small tracks of a foraging creature, stoat or marten; the inticate tracery of a skeleton leaf, still clinging vainly to its parent tree as, little by little, time stripped it of its substance, leaving only the delicate remembrance of what it had been. ~ Juliet Marillier
364:The skeleton was as happy as a madman whose straightjacket had been taken off. He felt liberated at being able to walk without flesh. The mosquitoes didn't bite him anymore. He didn't have to have his hair cut. He was neither hungry nor thirsty, hot nor cold. He was far from the lizard of love. ~ Leonora Carrington
365:We judge and punish based on facts, but facts are not truth. Facts are like a buried skeleton uncovered long after death. Truth is fluid. Truth is alive. To know the truth requires understanding, the most difficult human art. It requires seeing all things at once, forward and backward, the way God sees. ~ Greg Iles
366:It looked up at them with animal-like intelligence, arching its back as it prepared to leap. “A ghoul!” Sion shouted. The robed skeleton waved its hand, and the doors slammed shut with an ominous boom, locking them in. Then Richter heard something even more disturbing from his Companion. “Fuck my life! ~ Aleron Kong
367:Outside, the sleet had gotten thicker. You could hear it pebbling against the large glass windows, you could see it swirling wildly through the spotlights of street lamps. It was the kind of night when you might expect to see a skeleton flying through the air, its ragged black shroud flapping in the wind. ~ Dan Chaon
368:All nucleated organisms generate excess calcium as a waste product. Since at least the Cambrian times, organisms have accumulated those calcium reserves, and put them to good use: building shells, teeth, skeletons. Your ability to walk upright is due to evolution’s knack for recycling its toxic waste. ~ Steven Johnson
369:Taxi September along Jessore Road Oxcart skeletons drag charcoal load past watery fields thru rain flood ruts Dung cakes on treetrunks, plastic-roof huts Wet processions Families walk Stunted boys big heads don't talk Look bony skulls & silent round eyes Starving black angels in human disguise. ~ Allen Ginsberg
370:In the spring and summer I watched my plants flower, but it was, perhaps, in winter that I loved them best, when their skeletons were exposed. Then I felt they had more to say to me, were not simply dressing themselves for the crowds. Stripped of their leaves, their identities showed forth stark, essential. ~ Pamela Erens
371:All the songs on the first album were like skeletons of how we really played them. It was just a combination of not having any studio experience and having to do everything so fast. I also think that studios are, by nature, limiting. You cannot get the sound of five big amplifiers on a little piece of tape. ~ Robby Krieger
372:But, well-endowed as Mrs. Rumfoord was, she still did troubled things like chaining a dog's skeleton to the wall, like having the gates of the estate bricked up, like letting the famous formal gardens turn into New England jungle. The moral: Money, position, health, handsomeness and talent aren't everything. ~ Kurt Vonnegut
373:How is it that there are so many minds that are incapable of understanding mathematics? ... the skeleton of our understanding, ... and actually they are the majority. ... We have here a problem that is not easy of solution, but yet must engage the attention of all who wish to devote themselves to education. ~ Henri Poincare
374:Lola and I both highly believed in the value of metaphorical gifts, so while everyone else saw a demonic-looking cat skeleton dripping wax on the packaging, Lola saw the message: Our friendship is like this feline shaped candle - burn away all the shit, and you and me are still solid underneath. Always. ~ Krystal Sutherland
375:One of the first questions I get about the skeleton is... is it real? Usually they're plastic, but this one is the real deal. It was a private donation to the academy, and every year, someone attempts to steal it. It is alarmed. Don't steal the skeleton. His name is Mr. Nelson. Be nice to Mr. Nelson. - Pix ~ Maureen Johnson
376:Someday it will vanish here as well, replaced by the skeleton of the store where someone fell in love, someone had their heart broken, someone died, because that's the way it works here, in this palimpsest twilight, where America overwrites America in an eternal dance of old becoming new becoming old again. ~ Seanan McGuire
377:They who know the agonies of an ambitious, indolent, doubting, self-accusing man,—of a man who has a skeleton in his cupboard as to which he can ask for sympathy from no one,—will understand what feelings were at work within the bosom of Sir Thomas when his Percycross friends left him alone in his chamber. ~ Anthony Trollope
378:Only men digging in its deep foundation centuries after found a heap of hundreds of little skeletons, the holy relics of that religion. For Carthage fell because she was faithful to her own philosophy and had followed out to its logical conclusion her own vision of the universe. Moloch had eaten his children. ~ G K Chesterton
379:The consul was at a loss for words the first time he set eyes on me. “My God! How could they treat you like that? You look like a skeleton,” he said. His wife burst into tears when I told her that people were really starving to death. She’d heard the rumors, but the reality was much worse than she’d thought. ~ Masaji Ishikawa
380:By Interstate 70: a dog skeleton, a vacuum cleaner, TV dinners, a doll, a pie, rolls of carpet.Later, next to the South Platte River: algae, broken concrete, jet contrails, the smell of crude oil. What I hope to document, though not at the expense of surface detail, is the form that underlies this apparent chaos. ~ Robert Adam
381:My sense of touch was floating six feet away from me; if anyone entered my room, I would cry out, but the knife was serenely cutting me up. Yes, I became a skeleton. At night my thinness would rise up before me to terrify me. As it came and went it insulted me, it tired me out; oh, I was certainly very tired. ~ Maurice Blanchot
382:Before these buildings were buildings, they were just the skeletons of them. Before they were skeletons, they were cross-beams and girders. Metal and glass and concrete. And before that, they were construction plans. Before that, architectural plans. And before that, just an idea someone had for the making of a city. ~ Nicola Yoon
383:These are the jokes I know. What’s in the middle of a jellyfish? A jellybutton. Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road? It didn’t have the guts. Why did the cookie go to the hospital? It felt crumby. What do lizards put on their kitchen floors? Reptiles. What do you call a blind dinosaur? An I-don’t-think-he-saurus. ~ Jodi Picoult
384:I’m not crazy,” I said, crazily, to my court-appointed therapist. He seemed bored with our session. That actually made me want to act crazy, to impress him. Maybe that was his tactic. I thought, maybe I should tell him I’m the only person on Earth who has seen his entire skeleton. Or, I could make something up instead. ~ David Wong
385:The big weekend rush is on. The big city emptying itself out at once. Just a skeleton crew left to keep it going until Monday morning. Everybody getting out - everybody but me, everybody but those who are coming here for me tonight. We're going to have the whole damned town to ourselves.

("New York Blues") ~ Cornell Woolrich
386:We might be done with the past but the past isnt done with us. Ever think of that? Maybe the only way to move forward isnt to shove all our skeletons into a closet and pretend they never existed. The closet is still there, Nico, and the next time you open it, all that shit is going to fall in top of you. - Raven Black ~ Dannika Dark
387:While she was snooping around, she had run across an old article on the grocery store, how it had originally been used as a casket making factory and the skeleton crew who worked the graveyard shift regularly complained there were odd noises, foggy silhouettes and cold spots inside the building, especially in the back. ~ Hope Callaghan
388:We spent as much money as we could, and got as little for it as people could make up their minds to give us. We were always more or less miserable, and most of our acquaintance were in the same condition. There was a gay fiction among us that we were constantly enjoying ourselves, and a skeleton truth that we never did. ~ Charles Dickens
389:After the dazzling orgies in form and color of the eighteenth century, art was put on a diet, and allowed nothing but the straight line. This sort of progress ended in ugliness. Art reduced to a skeleton, was the result. This was the advantage of this kind of wisdom and abstinence; the style was so sober that it became lean. ~ Victor Hugo
390:Instead of drugs, entire skeletons were being flushed down the john. A lion had escaped from the zoo and been eaten by a child. An old guy had blinded a traffic cop by spitting out a gallstone. A plane had crash-landed on a porn theatre, killing hundreds of lawyers. This very day Beerlight was host to a snipers' convention. ~ Steve Aylett
391:Do not allow yourself to be full of hate, princess. Hate is a heavy thing. It weighs us down, chaining us in a dark place. You focus on your love. If you want to be free of this heavy darkness you feel, focus on your love. Love is a chariot with a skeleton key to the chains which hate can wrap around you. To love is to be free. ~ H D Gordon
392:Bones, murdered or merely perished, ought to stay silent. That's the law. But, quick and shrill as a violin-screech, they come back, to the terror of all who stand guilty of living, and then they dance, playing on their tomb-lids as lightly as cats--but the game's evil, hateful, angry; there's no fun in being a skeleton! ~ William T Vollmann
393:Can you imagine any better example of divine creative accomplishment that the consummate flying machine that is a bird? The skeleton, very flexible and strong, is also largely pneumatic - especially in the bigger birds. The beak, skull, feet, and all the other bones of a 25-pound pelican have been found to weigh but 23 ounces. ~ Guy Murchie
394:Houses are really bodies. We connect ourselves with walls, roofs, and objects just as we hang on to our livers, skeletons, flesh and bloodstream. I am no beauty, no mirror is necessary to assure me of this absolute fact. Nevertheless I have a death grip on this haggard frame as if it were the limpid body of Venus herself. ~ Leonora Carrington
395:Words, I think, are such unpredictable creatures. No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and stay, burying themselves in our bones to become corpses we carry into the future, all the time digging and failing to rip their skeletons from our flesh. ~ Tahereh Mafi
396:I need geometry to set the grammar of the image expressive language . The structural skeleton, the composition and the geometric layout provide a perspective from which one can read the image; otherwise we would do what Dadaists did when they put words in a little bag and then took them out at random in order to compose a poem. ~ Augusto De Luca
397:She wanted Adam Fox with the fervour of
parched earth thirsting for water, corn aching for the warmth of ripening sun, a starving skeleton drooling over a crust of bread. Her passionate young body yearned to feel his touch, soft lips quivered an invitation to be kissed, wounded eyes promised a lifetime of devotion, if only . . . ~ Margaret Rome
398:Words, I think, are such unpredictable creatures.
No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and stay, burying themselves in our bones to become corpses we carry into the future, all the time digging and failing to rip their skeletons from our flesh. ~ Tahereh Mafi
399:Yeah? Can you draw a skeleton riding a motorcycle with flames coming out of it? And I want a pirate hat on the skeleton. And a parrot on his shoulder. A skeleton parrot. Or maybe a ninja skeleton parrot? No, that would be overkill. But it'd be cool if the biker skeleton could be shooting some ninja throwing stars. That are on fire. ~ Richelle Mead
400:Yeah? Can you draw a skeleton riding a motorcycle with flames coming out of it? And I want a pirate hat on the skeleton. And a parrot on his shoulder. A skeleton parrot. Or maybe a ninja skeleton parrot? No, that would be overkill. But it’d be cool if the biker skeleton could be shooting some ninja throwing stars. That are on fire. ~ Richelle Mead
401:We all begin as a bundle of bones lost somewhere in a desert, a dismantled skeleton that lies under the sand. It is our work to recover the parts. It is a painstaking process best done when the shadows are just right, for it takes much looking. La Loba indicates what we are to look for—the indestructible life force, the bones. ~ Clarissa Pinkola Est s
402:In glades they meet skull after skull/Where pine-cones lay--the rusted gun,/Green shoes full of bones, the mouldering coat/And cuddled-up skeleton;/And scores of such. Some start as in dreams,/And comrades lost bemoan:/By the edge of those wilds Stonewall had charged--/But the Year and the Man were gone. ("The Armies of the Wilderness") ~ Herman Melville
403:Magical thinking might seem like nonsense to some people, but he had danced with skeletons by the light of a marigold moon, he had kissed the glimmering skull of a girl with no lips and loved her as he had never loved anything or anyone in his life, and he thought he’d earned a certain amount of nonsense, as long as it helped him get by. ~ Seanan McGuire
404:Poetry is only secondarily about words. Primarily, it is about truth. I dealt with the Ding an Sich, the substance behind the shadow, weaving powerful concepts, similes, and connections the way an engineer would raise a skyscraper with the whiskered-alloy skeleton being constructed long before the glass and plastic and chromaluminum appears. ~ Dan Simmons
405:I'm sorry, I don't know what any of you want, or why guns and knives are being waved around, or why the girl has just been taken hostage, but everyone seems to be acting like having a TALKING SKELETON in the room is perfectly normal. And you, where are your eyes? How can you see? How come the only people with eyes in this room are me and her? ~ Derek Landy
406:Nico twisted his skull ring. Around him, bones began to quiver as if they were trying to form a new skeleton. Whenever he got moody, Nico had that effect on the dead, kind of like Hazel’s curse. Between them, they represented Pluto’s two spheres of control: death and riches. Sometimes Hazel thought Nico had gotten the better end of the deal. ~ Rick Riordan
407:In a lower voice, Hale asked, “I trust you know what to do?” “Indeed, sir.” Marcus stood a little straighter. “I shall endear myself to the staff and find out where all the skeletons are buried. Both literally and figuratively.” “We can probably do without the literal skeletons, but I like the enthusiasm,” Hale said with a slap on Marcus’s arm, ~ Ally Carter
408:Was it the speciality of Mr and Mrs Lammle, or does it ever obtain with other loving couples? In these matrimonial dialogues they never addressed each other, but always some invisible presence that appeared to take a station about midway between them. Perhaps the skeleton in the cupboard comes out to be talked to, on such domestic occasions? ~ Charles Dickens
409:Holmes explained that he had been doing some dissection but now had completed his research. He offered Chappell thirty-six dollars to cleanse the bones and skull and return to him a fully articulated skeleton. Chappell agreed. Holmes and Chappell placed the body in a trunk lined with duckcloth. An express company delivered it to Chappell’s house. ~ Erik Larson
410:I've lived here ... my whole life. It's where I lost all my baby teeth. Where tiny hamster, gerbil, and bird skeletons lie in rotted-out cardboard coffins beneath the oak tree in our backyard. Also where, if some future archaeologist goes digging, they'll find the remains of a plush toy: a gray terrier named Toto I buried after the accident. ~ Jennifer McMahon
411:Hugh’s old drawing teacher used to have one, and though it had been ten years since he’d taken the woman’s class, I could suddenly recall him talking about it. “If I had a skeleton like Minerva’s . . . ,” he used to say. I don’t remember the rest of the sentence, as I’d always been sidetracked by the teacher’s name, Minerva. Sounds like a witch. ~ David Sedaris
412:Some odd things were found; among other things the skeleton of an ourang-outang which disappeared from the Jardin des Plantes in 1800, a disappearance probably connected with the famous and incontestable appearance of the devil in the Rue des Bernardins in the last year of the eighteenth century. The poor devil finally drowned himself in the sewer. ~ Victor Hugo
413:Then Grover had a brilliant, totally Grover-like idea.
“Burrito fight!” he yelled, and flung his Guacamole Grande at the nearest skeleton.

“Now, if you have never been hit by a flying burrito, count yourself lucky. In terms of deadly projectiles, it’s right up there with grenades and cannonballs.” (The Titan’s Curse - chapter 14, page 216) ~ Rick Riordan
414:The Death of Rats nibbled a bit of the pork pie because when you are the personification of the death of small rodents you have to behave in certain ways. He also piddled on one of the turnips for the same reason, although only metaphorically, because when you are a small skeleton in a black robe there are also some things you technically cannot do. ~ Terry Pratchett
415:The picture of change in human society that emerges from this recent research throws new light on that aspect of the Transition that has been called the ‘Upper Palaeolithic Revolution’ and the ‘Creative Explosion’ – that time when recognizably modern skeletons, behaviour and art seem to have appeared in western Europe as a ‘package deal’. ~ James David Lewis Williams
416:Something inexorable seeds itself in the place of your origin. You can never escape the bonds of family history, no matter how far you travel. And the skeleton of a house can carry in its bones the marrow of all that came before. Who are you, Christina Olson? he asked me once. Nobody had ever asked me that. I had to think about it for a while. If ~ Christina Baker Kline
417:Sometimes you find the panel, but it doesn’t open; sometimes it opens, and your gaze meets nothing but a mouse skeleton. But at least you’ve looked. That’s the real distinction between people: not between those who have secrets and those who don’t, but between those who want to know everything and those who don’t. This search is a sign of love I maintain. ~ Julian Barnes
418:We all have skeletons in our closets, Arnold. I’m not proud of everything I did in my younger, wilder days. But that doesn’t mean I’m any less of a person now. I have regrets. I have pain. But today, I choose what kind of life I’m going to live. Today, I can start fresh. The past has no power except what we give it. I refuse to let skeletons rule my life. ~ Heather Burch
419:Believe me, I’ve thought long and hard about leaving things alone. But then there will always be this wall between us.” “It’s all ugly things behind the wall,” I said, not looking at him. “I’m not afraid of what’s behind the wall, only the wall itself.” But the wall was my exoskeleton. It was what held me up. Sometimes it was the only thing that held me up. ~ Sherry Thomas
420:Believe me, if it had been closer to October, I’d have thought someone was pulling my leg. But this is very real.” “Been around a lot of bodies, Mr. Grant?” I raised an eyebrow. “I have enough understanding of human anatomy to know the difference between a plastic skeleton from Kmart and the real deal.” Tillman’s mouth tightened. Yeah, I could be sassy too, buddy. ~ C S Poe
421:Lincoln sat alone through his next few martinis, ruminating on what the young man had revealed. It never ceased to surprise him just what sort of skeletons were hiding in peoples’ closets. Bentley’s revelation was another reminder of how tough life could be, and how it’s a fool’s game to guess what trials plague a person. You never know how deep the devil treads. ~ A R Wise
422:Not since the Lord himself showed his stuff to Ezekiel in the valley of dry bones had anyone brought such grace and skill to the reconstruction of animals from disarticulated skeletons. Charles R. Knight, most celebrated of artists in the reanimation of fossils, painted all the canonical figures of dinosaurs that fire our fear and imagination to this day. ~ Stephen Jay Gould
423:There are times when you see the news, and you go, "How the hell am I meant to do anything tonight?" I'm not good at compartmentalizing myself and not being affected by the world around me, so it was very difficult for me when atrocious news stories would pop up. And I would think, "How the hell am I supposed to talk to the skeleton about the horse tonight?" ~ Craig Ferguson
424:There is a place called reality. It is a place where people use doors instead of windows. Where, when you click a sound is made not a flame. Where, a shadow is a thing created by the sun, not a weapon. Where, your reflection stats in the mirror. And where skeletons don’t walk and talk. But you can escape this place. You just have to have one thing. Imagination. ~ Derek Landy
425:There is a place called reality. It is a place where people use doors instead of windows. Where, when you click a sound is made not a flame. Where, a shadow is a thing created by the sun, not a weapon. Where, your reflection stays in the mirror. And where skeletons don’t walk and talk. But you can escape this place. You just have to have one thing. Imagination. ~ Derek Landy
426:Her parents wanted her to find her own way in life. That’s what they’d said countless times in the past. Of course, they’d been referring to school subjects and college applications and job prospects. Presumably, at no stage did they factor living skeletons and magic underworlds into their considerations. If they had, their advice would probably have been very different. ~ Derek Landy
427:That was what had finally broken through her blindness. Her father had saved his people and destroyed himself. As strong as he looked, inside he was a ruin, or perhaps a funeral pyre, like the Cusp- only instead of melted bones of ijji, he was made up of the skeletons of babies and children, including, as he had always believed, his own child: her. This was his remorse. ~ Laini Taylor
428:Certain memories, certain thoughts,are holes...holes ripped in you, through which precious things escape and leave you wanting, needing, gaping open. Laughter and belonging and comfort gush out, leaving their tracks but not their substance.
And you are left empty, a skeleton,a shell with wind rushing through you and a sensation of sinking, barely existing... ~ Danielle Younge Ullman
429:But, as Douglas E Harding has pointed out, we tend to think of this planet as a life-infested rock, which is as absurd as thinking of the human body as a cell infested skeleton. Surely all forms of life, including man, must be understood as "symptoms" of the earth, the solar system, and the galaxy in which case we cannot escape the conclusion that the galaxy is intelligent. ~ Alan Watts
430:My dear sister, you can’t escape God, and you can’t escape your skeletons in the closet. They will always be there until you take them out from behind those dusty old moth-eaten coats. Your exterior facade of ‘everything is alright’ only works for a little while, and then the cracks begin to show. You can only hide behind yourself for so long. You can’t keep running! ~ Corallie Buchanan
431:I see my skeleton walking down the street now. I’m walking behind it. Our feet touch the ground at the same time. I am my own shadow. The road we’re walking along looks familiar. The trees lining the pavement have been bleached by the sun. There are stone steps on my left. I climb them. This is the route I used to take after school. It’s very dark. The skeleton has disappeared. ~ Ma Jian
432:perhaps Dawood’s status as a fugitive and an outlaw beyond the reach of the Indian legal system suits many back home in India. Empires built with his money would collapse and many skeletons would tumble out of the closet if he was ever brought back home. The powers that be would rather have Dawood Ibrahim stuck in Pakistan. And so the cult of Dawood will be perpetuated. ~ S Hussain Zaidi
433:In literature and in art, alike, this gloomy fashion of regarding Death has been characteristic of Christianity. Death has been painted as a skeleton grasping a scythe, a grinning skull, a threatening figure with terrible face and uplifted dart, a bony scarecrow shaking an hourglass - all that could alarm and repel has been gathered round this rightly-named King of Terrors. ~ Annie Besant
434:Hour of Stars (1920) The round silence of night, one note on the stave of the infinite. Ripe with lost poems, I step naked into the street. The blackness riddled by the singing of crickets: sound, that dead will-o'-the-wisp, that musical light perceived by the spirit. A thousand butterfly skeletons sleep within my walls. A wild crowd of young breezes over the river. ~ Federico Garcia Lorca
435:Suddenly exhausted, she closes her eyes and slips into nightmares again. Graveyards rising out of the ocean. Her friends’ corpses in the light of their burning school. Skeletons ripping open men's chests and crawling inside. She endures it patiently, waiting for the horror film to end and the theater to go dark, those precious few hours of blackout that are her only respite. ~ Isaac Marion
436:Tall tree, Spy-glass shoulder, bearing a point to the N. of N.N.E. Skeleton Island E.S.E. and by E. Ten feet. The bar silver is in the north cache; you can find it by the trend of the east hummock, ten fathoms south of the black crag with the face on it. The arms are easy found, in the sand-hill, N. point of north inlet cape, bearing E. and a quarter N. J.F.   That ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
437:Coral reefs, the rain forest of the ocean, are home for one-third of the species of the sea. Coral reefs are under stress for several reasons, including warming of the ocean, but especially because of ocean acidification, a direct effect of added carbon dioxide. Ocean life dependent on carbonate shells and skeletons is threatened by dissolution as the ocean becomes more acid. ~ James Hansen
438:Tracy is turning into a skeleton right before my eyes. Last night as we lay in bed talking I looked at her profile and it was like she was already dead, her skull hanging in a professor’s lecture hall. I can’t believe how much weight she’s already lost. It’s like the decomposition process can’t wait until after death, it’s getting a head start. The sight takes my breath away. ~ Frederick Marx
439:White spiders, demon-headed and large as monkeys, had woven their webs in the hollow arches of the bones; and they swarmed out interminably as Nushain approached; and the skeleton seemed to stir and quiver as they seethed over it abhorrently and dropped to the ground before the astrologer. Behind them others poured in a countless army, crowding and mantling every ossicle. ~ Clark Ashton Smith
440:Everyone will tell you that genealogy serves two purposes: self-knowledge and social status, some sort of pedigree divined from names, locations, and achievements of eminence. However, there is nothing quite like an anomaly to suck attention away from the droning census records. A suicide hinted at emotion and thought. A closet door was flung open and daylight flooded a skeleton. ~ Ellen Meloy
441:He ran his hand over his chest and stopped above his heart where a black tattoo of an ornate skeleton key was inked on his skin.She had its other half-a lock in the shape of a heart with a keyhole in the center-tattooed on her lower stomach beside her right hip bone. Laying on top of her, he'd slide down to kiss her breasts and their two tattoos would come together. Lock and key. ~ Kelli Maine
442:Societies that forgo the exoskeleton of religion should reflect carefully on what will happen to them over several generations. We don’t really know, because the first atheistic societies have only emerged in Europe in the last few decades. They are the least efficient societies ever known at turning resources (of which they have a lot) into offspring (of which they have few). ~ Jonathan Haidt
443:Societies that exclude the exoskeleton of religion should reflect carefully to what will happen to them over several generations. We don’t really know, because the first atheistic societies have only emerged in Europe in the last few decades. They are the least efficient societies ever known at turning resources (of which they have a lot) into offspring (of which they have few). ~ Jonathan Haidt
444:In the middle of the nineteenth century a railway line was made from London’s Fenchurch Street to Southend and, when excavating at what is now South Benfleet (Beamfleot), the navvies discovered the charred remnants of burned ships among which were scattered human skeletons. Those remains were over nine hundred years old, and they were what was left of Haesten’s army and fleet. I ~ Bernard Cornwell
445:They remain dead, the people I try to resuscitate by straining to hear what they say. But the illusion is not pointless, or not quite, even if the reader knows all this better than I do. One thing a book tries to do, beneath the disguise of words and causes and clothes and grief, is show the skeleton and the skeleton dust to come. The author too, like those of whom he speaks, is dead. ~ Jean Genet
446:you looked at the bicycles one way, they looked very solid, like sculpture, with afternoon light glinting cleanly off the chrome handlebars—one, two, three, all in a row. If you looked at them another way, you could see just how thin each kickstand was under the weight of the heavy frame, and how they were poised to fall like dominoes or the skeletons of elephants or like love itself. ~ Paula McLain
447:Werner Pfennig grows up three hundred miles northeast of Paris in a place called Zollverein: a four-thousand-acre coalmining complex outside Essen, Germany. It’s steel country, anthracite country, a place full of holes. Smokestacks fume and locomotives trundle back and forth on elevated conduits and leafless trees stand atop slag heaps like skeleton hands shoved up from the underworld. ~ Anthony Doerr
448:Willow sees her before any of the others. A walking skeleton, the victim of some terrible wasting disease, like something out of the history books, a death camp survivor. It takes Willow a moment to realize that the girl is none of those things. She's just a girl, a girl like Willow, who's chosen to inflict terrible pain on herself. Only this girl's weapon isn't a razor, it's starvation. ~ Julia Hoban
449:And all his molecules were broken down into other molecules and they went into the earth and were eaten by worms and went into the plants and if we go and dig in the same place in 10 years there will be nothing except his skeleton left. And in 1,000 years even his skeleton will be gone. But that is all right because he is a part of the flowers and the apple tree and the hawthorn bush now. ~ Mark Haddon
450:His strength began as bravery, then quickly calcified into an impenetrable shell. An exoskeleton. Her strength was love, always love, nothing but love. He was not strong enough to live that way but he wanted to be. He would try. He owed it both to her and himself. Anything short of that would be unworthy of all the suffering he had endured. The sadness had no point unless he gave it one. ~ Robert Repino
451:The closed door to the left of the hallway hid whatever room lay beyond it, but instead of walking farther into the house to see what the second right revealed, she shouted, “Magician Thane! Your guests are here and would greatly appreciate a real person at the door!”
“Miss Twill!” Mg. Aviosky said in a suppressed sort of hiss as the paper skeleton shut the front door. “Manners! ~ Charlie N Holmberg
452:It isn't easy to become a fossil. ... Only about one bone in a billion, it is thought, becomes fossilized. If that is so, it means that the complete fossil legacy of all the Americans alive today - that's 270 million people with 206 bones each - will only be about 50 bones, one-quarter of a complete skeleton. That's not to say, of course, that any of these bones will ever actually be found. ~ Bill Bryson
453:The tide goes out imperceptibly. The boulders show and seem to rise up and the ocean recedes leaving little pools, leaving wet weed and moss and sponge, iridescence and brown and blue and China red. On the bottoms lie the incredible refuse of the sea, shells broken and chipped and bits of skeleton, claws, the whole sea bottom a fantastic cemetery on which the living scamper and scramble. ~ John Steinbeck
454:I value ethical standards, of course. But in a culture like ours – which devalues or dismisses the reality and power of the inner life – ethics too often becomes an external code of conduct, an objective set of rules we are told to follow, a moral exoskeleton we put on hoping to prop ourselves up. The problem with exoskeletons is simple: we can slip them off as easily as we can don them. ~ Parker J Palmer
455:We have come without anything, we will go without anything. Before it happens, just a little adventure inward to see who is this fellow hiding behind the clothes, inside the skeleton; who is this person who is born, becomes a youth, falls in love and one day dies and nobody knows where he goes.… Just a little curiosity to inquire into one’s own being. It is very natural; there is no question of fear. ~ Osho
456:Superficially so like them all, and so eager to outdo them in detachment and adaptability, ridiculing the prejudices he had shaken off, and the people to whom he belonged, he still kept, under his easy pliancy, the skeleton of old faiths and old fashions. "He talks every language as well as the rest of us," Susy had once said of him, "but at least he talks one language better than the others. ~ Edith Wharton
457:to put anything off-limits. “I’ve done a lot of things I’m not proud of, such as getting my girlfriend pregnant when I was twenty-three and the way I handled that,” he said. “But I don’t have any skeletons in my closet that can’t be allowed out.” He didn’t seek any control over what I wrote, or even ask to read it in advance. His only involvement came when my publisher was choosing the cover ~ Walter Isaacson
458:We asked an old monk sitting beside us to explain. “Here, we contemplate the impermanence of the body and its attachments. This helps us to overcome the temptations of the flesh and seek refuge in the Kingdom of God.” We listened carefully. Deeper in the catacombs, a group of skeletons wearing monk robes pointed to a sign that read: “As you are now, we used to be. As we are now, you will be. ~ Radhanath Swami
459:Still hiding, Cupid said, smashing another skeleton to pieces. You do not have the strength.

"Nico," Jason managed to say, "it's okay. I get it."

Nico glanced over, pain and misery washing across his face.

"No you don't," he said. "There's no way you can understand."

And so you run away again, Cupid chided. From your friends, from yourself. ~ Rick Riordan
460:The Chinese food arrives. Delicious saliva fills his mouth. He really hasn't had any since Texas. He loves this food that contains no disgusting proofs of slain animals, a bloody slab of cow haunch, a hen's sinewy skeleton; these ghosts have been minced and destroyed and painlessly merged with the shapes of insensate vegetables, plump green bodies that invite his appetite's innocent gusto. Candy. ~ John Updike
461:There are few gardens that can be left alone. A few years of neglect and only the skeleton of a garden can be traced. . . . Japanese artists working with a few stones and sand four hundred years ago achieved strangely lasting compositions. However there, too, but for the hands that have piously raked the white sand into patterns and controlled the spread of moss and lichens, little would remain. ~ Russell Page
462:Poor Traddles, who had passed the stage of lying with his head upon the desk, and was relieving himself as usual with a burst of skeletons, said he didn't care. Mr. Mell was ill-used. 'Who has ill-used him, you girl?' said Steerforth. 'Why, you have,' returned Traddles. 'What have I done?' said Steerforth. 'What have you done?' retorted Traddles. 'Hurt his feelings, and lost him his situation. ~ Charles Dickens
463:It is well known, that on the Ohio, and in many parts of America further north, tusks, grinders, and skeletons of unparalleled magnitude are found in great numbers, some lying on the surface of the earth, and some a little below it ... But to whatever animal we ascribe these remains, it is certain that such a one has existed in America, and that it has been the largest of all terrestrial beings. ~ Thomas Jefferson
464:We spent as much money as we could and got as little for it as people could make up their minds to give us. We were always more or less miserable, and most of our acquaintance were in the same condition. There was a gay fiction among us that we were constantly enjoying ourselves, and a skeleton truth that we never did. To the best of my belief, our case was in the last aspect a rather common one. ~ Charles Dickens
465:We spent as much money as we could, and got as little for it as people could make up their minds to give us. We were always more or less miserable, and most of our acquaintance were in the same condition. There was a gay fiction among us that we were constantly enjoying ourselves, and a skeleton truth that we never did. To the best of my belief, our case was in the last aspect a rather common one. ~ Charles Dickens
466:Meditation handbooks from Sheer Peaks monasteries advised the practitioner to envision herself midcopulation with a sensory lushness from which even an Iskari romance might shrink—and then to envision one’s partner undergoing the many stages of death and decomposition, until one lay in congress with a skeleton. Which proved, to Kai’s mind, that monks were a lot kinkier than most people gave them credit. ~ Max Gladstone
467:She doesn't know how to answer the man's question about why she snuck into the conch. She just feels like there's something she needs to protect. Some larval understanding, something cocooned inside her, that seems to get unspun and exploded with each passing year...That's the way to do it, the grown up voices whisper. Wear your skeleton on the inside out, and keep your insect heart secret. ~ Karen Russell
468:You don’t know how much it means to me to have you see it all,” I whispered in his ear, my fingers stroking through his damp hair. “All the skeletons I’ve buried and you’re still here. I…I never thought I’d have that. Thank you, Sal,” I whispered hoarsely. He pulled away briefly, his dark eyes appraising me in the dim light. “Your skeletons are more beautiful than most angels, baby,” he whispered gruffly. ~ Megan O Brien
469:You're so fucking intense. When I'm around you everything is amplified, acute. You've infected me with it. Today I got off the train early and walked home, tasted the autumn air in my mouth. Watched leaves blowing out of the trees. Felt the skeleton inside my skin, this part of me I can't see that will remain when I die, outlast me. Everything was bloody poetry. I need to numb myself a little or I'll go mad. ~ Leah Raeder
470:I often wish I could go back in time and tell my young, anxious self that my dreams weren't in vain and my sorrows weren't permanent. I can't do that, but I can do something better. I can tell you that teachers are all around to help you; with four legs or two or eight or even none; some with internal skeletons, some without. All you have to do is recognize them as teachers and be ready to hear their truths. ~ Sy Montgomery
471:Everybody's got skeletons in the closets. Every once in a while, you've got to open up the closet and the let the skeletons breathe. Half the time, the very thing you think is gonna destroy you or ruin you is the very thing that nobody cares about. My advice to people with skeletons is to dust them off every now and then-- as long as your closet's aint full of them. It's not good to have more than two or three. ~ Tyler Perry
472:Now, if you have never been hit by a flying burrito, count yourself lucky. In terms of deadly projectiles, it’s right up there with grenades and cannonballs. Grover’s lunch hit the skeleton and knocked his skull clean off his shoulders. I’m not sure what the other kids in the café saw, but they went crazy and started throwing their burritos and baskets of chips and sodas at each other, shrieking and screaming. ~ Rick Riordan
473:The cayote is a long, slim, sick and sorry-looking skeleton, with a gray wolf-skin stretched over it, a tolerably bushy tail that forever sags down with a despairing expression of forsakenness and misery, a furtive and evil eye, and a long, sharp face, with slightly lifted lip and exposed teeth. He has a general slinking expression all over. The cayote is a living, breathing allegory of Want. He is always hungry. ~ Mark Twain
474:This was crazy, the world was upside down. He had to think of something to get the upper hand. After all, who was in command of this ship? He was going to have to pull out all the stops and show this halfling who was in charge. Using all his energy, he turned transparent, his skin sliding off, leaving him a skeleton, his eye sockets empty but for worms. It was no use. The imp of Satan was snoring softly. ~ Michael Phillip Cash
475:Sea fleas,” Frank said. “They’re everywhere, very wee, practically invisible. They love our bait. If you fell overboard and weren’t picked up until the next day, those sea fleas would eat you right up, and your skeleton would sink to the bottom!” Cody lifted me up and hung me over the side. “Want to try it?” he said. “Not funny, Cody,” I said. I didn’t much like the idea of sea fleas nibbling me down to my bones. ~ Sharon Creech
476:Sometimes I'll have a scene that strikes me, I just feel like writing a scene, a mini-story that seems like it might lead somewhere. But that is such a tentative, fishing-hook way to go about it that these days I've found it's easier to kind of at least have your concept and start attaching things to a skeleton. So I try to find the armature, the kind of backbone of it first that you can start to hang those scenes on. ~ Shane Black
477:You'll look like a scary calavera now," Catty assured the young girl as she leaned back to admire the skeleton skull she had made on her face.
"Who's next?" Catty asked and pulled out another paintbrush.
Four hands shot up, but one little girl eased into the chair in front of Catty before she had a chance to choose. "My turn," she said.
Catty smiled and began smudging white over the girl's rosy cheeks. ~ Lynne Ewing
478:Good. Slowly, nerves as tight as bowstrings, she swept the weakening beam across the floor. Heart racing, ready to bolt, she tried to convince herself there was no one in the vault, no one but her and her own pounding pulse. She was wrong. A skeleton lay stretched upon a slab—a woman, she guessed, from its small size and the rotting nightgown and dark clumps of hair. “Oh, dear God.” The corpse had been here a while—teeth ~ Lisa Jackson
479:But it had seemed, when Cory broke up with Greer, that she became like a piece of knotted wire. Where were the qualities he had loved in her? He had taken on some of them himself. Because of course everyone was soft and hard. Skeleton and skin. But women claimed for themselves the province of softness, which men cast off. Maybe it was easier to say you liked it in a woman. But really, maybe you wished you had it yourself. ~ Meg Wolitzer
480:If you think you’re immune to my charms, you’re fooling yourself.”
I pull my hand away and ignore how fiercely it tingles as I place it in my lap. “So, you don’t think any woman can resist you?”
“I’m sure plenty of women could. But you? No. You’re so starved of romance in your life, you’re like an emotional skeleton. I intend to put some meat back on your bones. Make you believe in something other than a bleak apocalypse. ~ Leisa Rayven
481:I have a word for you. I know your whole life story. I know every skeleton in your closet. I know every moment of sin, shame, dishonesty and degraded love that has darkened your past. Right now I know your shallow faith, your feeble prayer life, your inconsistent discipleship. And my word is this: I dare you to trust that I love you just as you are, and not as you should be. Because you’re never going to be as you should be. ~ Brennan Manning
482:Nor could I stop thinking of the perfect little biotech slaves that had paraded themselves around my special cake in the fancy restaurant. In my mind, they kept spiraling that cake for years, as it decayed into black mold and then nothing, and they had to keep trudging around that cake, around and around, singing, until they died in mid-step and their flesh rotted and then faded away, revealing their sad, delicate skeletons. ~ Jeff VanderMeer
483:The past is not a peaceful landscape lying there behind me, a country in which I can stroll wherever I please, and will gradually show me all its secret hills and dales. As I was moving forward, so it was crumbling. Most of the wreckage that can be seen is colourless, distorted, frozen: its meaning escapes me... all that's left is a skeleton. I shall never find my plans again, my hopes and fears - I shall not find myself. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
484:Do you remember what Crux said?" Scorn asked China. "I bet you do. He said that you handed Skulduggery Pleasant's wife and child over to Nefarian Serpine. He said that you led them to their deaths... Blackmail is just an ugly, ungainly word, but these are ugly and ungainly times in which we live. You will do as I say, exactly as I say, or I will tell the Skeleton Detective your terrible, terrible secret. Do you agree to my terms? ~ Derek Landy
485:The lesson? To respond to the unexpected and hurtful behavior of others with something more than a wipe of the glasses, to see it as a chance to expand our understanding, even if, as Proust warns is, 'when we discover the true lives of other people, the real world beneath the world of appearance, we get as many surprises as on visiting a house of plain exterior which is full of hidden treasures, torture-chambers or skeletons. ~ Alain de Botton
486:To help others is the way of Buddha and the teaching of Christianity - in this point the two religions are the same. What matters is weather or not you walk the path of truth."

"That is not God. It is like a butterfly caught in a spider's web. At first it is certainly a butterfly, but the next day only the externals, the wings and the trunk, are those of a butterfly; it has lost it's true reality and has become a skeleton. ~ Sh saku End
487:These are things you should learn. Your past is a skeleton walking one step behind you; your future is a skeleton walking one step in front of you. Maybe you don’t wear a watch, but your skeletons do, and they always know what time it is. Now, these skeletons are made of memories, dreams, and voices. And they can trap you in the in-between, between touching and becoming. But they’re not necessarily evil, unless you let them be. ~ Sherman Alexie
488:A little further on, you see an old soldier changing his linen. His face and body are of a sort of cinnamon-brown color, and gaunt as a skeleton. He has no arm at all; it has been cut off at the shoulder. He is sitting with a wideawake air, he puts himself to rights ; but you see, by his dull, corpse-like gaze, his frightful gaunt-ness, and the wrinkles on his face, that he is a being who has suffered for the best part of his life. ~ Leo Tolstoy
489:What you are saying, skeleton, is blasphemous.”
“You’re the one who dug up your own god.” . . .
Vengeous scowled. “As you can see, you’re vastly outnumbered.”
“I usually am.”
“Your situation has become quite untenable.”
“It usually does.”
“You are within moments of being swamped by these filthy creatures of Undeath and torn apart in a maelstrom of pain and fury.”
Skulduggery paused. “OK, that’s a new one to me. ~ Derek Landy
490:Because it seems like a lot of hassle, liking someone. Your brain runs hot, the cogs inside your mind jarring together until all the oil of your thoughts is burned away. The fire spreads to your chest, where it chars your lungs and turns your heart to embers. And right when you think the flames have burned away everything but your skeleton, the spark skips from your bones to immolate not only your flesh, but your entire life. ~ Krystal Sutherland
491:Cal’s insides became spaghetti. This nicely complimented his brain, which temporarily took on the consistency of homemade pasta sauce with extra onions and garlic. His skeleton, which had seemed perfectly content to remain wrapped in muscle and skin throughout most of his life, suddenly made a break for freedom. He felt every inch of it as it tried to vacate his body through the front, taking full custody of his teeth as well. ~ Barry J Hutchison
492:Postmodernism is grounded in the assumption that the ideological system sustaining the cultural and material practices of Western European civilization is bankrupt and on the point of collapse. It claims that the intellectual schemata of the Enlightenment have been abraded by history to the point that nothing but a skeleton remains, held together by unreflective habit, incapable of accommodating the creative impulses of the future. ~ Paul R Gross
493:Although there is validity, I believe, in leaving a church where the leadership consistently presents false doctrine, I also see people who are offended by one remark from the pulpit or one perceived hurt flit to the next church to look for fault there. It's like the cartoon I saw of a skeleton dressed in women's clothes and sitting on a park bench; the caption read, 'Waiting for the perfect man.' There is no perfect church either. ~ David Jeremiah
494:We operate from this position of, "Let's build the skeleton and then insert the filling." We have this ping-pong dynamic with each other where we're able to try different things and bounce different ideas, and it ends up being us building our music together. I've never had a moment where I've been like, "I don't like it." Actually, that's total bullshit. I've had many moments where I'm like, "I don't like it," but it's always evolving. ~ Sarah Jaffe
495:She doesn’t know how to answer the man’s question about why she snuck into the conch. She just feels like there’s something she needs to protect. Some larval understanding, something cocooned inside her, that seems to get unspun and exploded with each passing year. Big Red curls up in a cold recess of the conch. That’s the way to do it, the grown-up voices whisper. Wear your skeleton on the inside out, and keep your insect heart secret. ~ Karen Russell
496:I feel empty, like there is nothing inside of me but this broken heart, the only organ left in this shell. I feel the bleats echo within me, I feel the thumping reverberate around my skeleton. I have a heart, says science, but I am a monster, says society. And I know it, of course I know it. I know what I've done. I'm not asking for sympathy. But sometimes I think - sometimes I wonder - if I were a monster - surely, I would feel it by now? ~ Tahereh Mafi
497:The mere mention of the Farakka Express, which jerks its way eastward each day from Delhi to Calcutta, is enough to throw even a seasoned traveller into fits of apoplexy. At a desert encampment on Namibia's Skeleton Coast, a hard-bitten adventurer had downed a peg of local fire-water then told me the tale. Farakka was a ghost train, he said, haunted by ghouls, Thuggees, and thieves. Only a passenger with a death wish would go anywhere near it. ~ Tahir Shah
498:I walked across the snowy plain of the Tiergarten - a smashed statue here, a newly planted sapling there; the Brandenburger Tor, with its red flag flapping against the blue winter sky; and on the horizon, the great ribs of a gutted railway station, like the skeleton of a whale. In the morning light it was all as raw and frank as the voice of history which tells you not to fool yourself; this can happen to any city, to anyone, to you. ~ Christopher Isherwood
499:Everybody should do in their lifetime, sometime, two things. One is to consider death...to observe skulls and skeletons and to wonder what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up-never. That is a most gloomy thing for contemplation; it's like manure. Just as manure fertilizes the plants and so on, so the contemplation of death and the acceptance of death is very highly generative of creating life. You'll get wonderful things out of that. ~ Alan Watts
500:Nothing is more foolish, nothing more wicked than to drag the skeletons of the past, the hideous images, the foolish deeds, the unfortunate experiences of yesterday into today's work to mar and spoil it. There are plenty of people who have been failures up to the present moment who could do wonders in the future if they only could forget the past, if they only had the ability to cut it off, to close the door on it forever and start anew. ~ Orison Swett Marden

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   22 Poetry
   16 Integral Yoga
   9 Occultism
   4 Psychology
   4 Philosophy
   3 Integral Theory
   3 Christianity
   1 Mythology
   1 Mysticism
   1 Alchemy


   15 H P Lovecraft
   9 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   8 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   7 The Mother
   5 Sri Ramakrishna
   4 Satprem
   4 James George Frazer
   3 Walt Whitman
   3 Sri Aurobindo
   3 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   3 Carl Jung
   3 Aleister Crowley
   2 William Wordsworth
   2 Robert Browning


   9 Shelley - Poems
   7 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   4 The Golden Bough
   3 Whitman - Poems
   3 The Secret Doctrine
   3 The Phenomenon of Man
   3 Magick Without Tears
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   2 Wordsworth - Poems
   2 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
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