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Quick as lightning Wild Bill pulled his revolver. The stranger fell dead, shot through the brain.
Fiction and essays can create empathy for the theoretical stranger.
A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and not by a but.
And I certainly like being on a plane, next to a stranger, having conversations that you'd never otherwise have. You're unplugged, your phone doesn't work, you're not online.
I grew up listening to Queen. They were no stranger to throwing in the unexpected and something a little more dramatic.
There is nothing more mysterious than a TV set left on in an empty room. It is even stranger than a man talking to himself or a woman standing dreaming at her stove. It is as if another planet is communicating with you.
That has always seemed to me one of the stranger aspects of literary fame: you prove your competence as a writer and an inventor of stories, and then people clamour for you to make speeches and tell them what you think about the world.
J. M. Coetzee
Smile at a stranger. See what happens.
The moment one accosts a stranger or is accosted by him is above all in this life the moment of drama... Whoever we meet watches us intently at the quick, strange moment of meeting, to see whether we are disposed to be friendly.
I'll talk to any stranger about everything. I'm not guarded.
For, to be a stranger is naturally a very positive relation; it is a specific form of interaction.
The sicker mother got, the stranger the people surrounding her became. I called them The Garland Freaks.
Love is always a stranger in the house of avarice.
No stranger ever comes up and talks to me. I'm the invisible woman.
Truth is much stranger than fiction and, often, much more powerful.
The channel is known only to the natives; so that if any stranger should enter into the bay without one of their pilots he would run great danger of shipwreck.
I not only lived physically away from my native land, but the values and critical judgments of those closest to me became stranger and stranger.
Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense.
Sometimes I even now feel like a stranger in my country. But I knew there would be problems because I had seen the world as a skater. And now? A lot of people in eastern Germany have lost jobs, rents went up, food costs went up, unemployment went to 20 percent. Freedom is good, but it is not easy.
Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction.
When you meet a stranger, look at his shoes. Keep your money in your shoes.
When the baby dies, On every side Rose stranger's voices, hard and harsh and loud. The baby was not wrapped in any shroud. The mother made no sound. Her head was bowed That men's eyes might not see Her misery.
Helen Hunt Jackson
Most religions live from a narrative that shapes their relationship with the divine other, God or the gods, and with the human other, the stranger.
The Browning love story? It is an ideal, all too rare, and yet I hardly think it strange. It would have been far stranger had the fates allowed those two brilliant passionate souls to beat themselves out in silence.
Writing songs is a profession; so it's not an attempt to take things from my interactions with other people and for some reason give them to a total stranger to listen to. I find it offensive to hear other people do that.
Nothing is stranger to man than his own image.
We couldn't be making as much money, if we had to deal with stranger behaviour. And right now, anybody who slows down our economic productivity, off they go. We have a place for them, the psychiatric institution. That's the main thing, they slow things down.
It certainly is the duty of every true Christian, to esteem himself a stranger and pilgrim in this world; and as bound to use earthly blessings, not as means of satisfying lust or gratifying wantonness, but of supplying his absolute wants and necessities.
Heinlein never had a best-seller. Even, I think, with Stranger in a Strange Land, I don't think it was actually on the New York Times best seller list.
He whom God has touched will always be a being apart: he is, whatever he may do, a stranger among men; he is marked by a sign.
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