• Northern Lights

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    After darkness had fallen, and when the stores and equipment had all been safely unloaded and stood in waiting on the quay, Farder Coram and Lyra walked along the waterfront and looked for Einarsson's Bar. They found it easily enough: a crude concrete shed with a red neon sign flashing irregularly over the door and the sound of loud voices through the condensation-frosted windows.
    A pitted alley beside it led to a sheet-metal gate into a rear yard, where a lean-to shed stood crazily over a floor of frozen mud. Dim light through the rear window of the bar showed a vast pale form crouching upright and gnawing at a haunch of meat which it held in both hands.
    (Philip Pullman)

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  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows

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    The next morning, Harry is still mourning his lost wand. Without it he feels weak, vulnerable, and stripped naked, as if his magical power died with it. He tucks the broken halves, barely held together by the damaged Phoenix feather, into the Mokeskin pouch around his neck. The Snitch is also inside, and Harry is momentarily tempted to toss it, believing it is as useless as everything else Dumbledore left behind. His fury at Dumbledore is unleashed. In desperation they had gone to Godric's Hollow, believing it held answers and would lead to some secret path laid out by Dumbledore. ... [leer más]
    (J.K. Rowling)

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  • Roman Empire and the Gothic Kingdom

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    ... their name -Vandalusia, modern Andalusia, in Spain. The Byzantines established an enclave, Spania, in the south, with the intention of reviving the Roman empire throughout Iberia. Eventually, however, Hispania was reunited infer Visigothic rule. ... [leer más]
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  • Roman Empire and the Gothic Kingdom

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    ... Suevi and Vandals, together with the Sarmatian Alans crossed the Rhine and raveged Gaul until the Visigoths drove them into Iberia that same year. The Suevi established a kingdom in what is todaymodern Galica and northern Portugal. As the western empire disintegrated, the social and economic base became greatly simplifiel: but even in modified form, the successor regimes maintained many of the institutions and laws of the late empire, including Christianity. TheAlans' allies, the Hasdingi Vandals, established a kingdom in Gallaecia, too, occupying largely the same region but estending farther south to the Duero river. TheSilingi Vandals occupied the region that still bears a form of ... ... [leer más]
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  • SPAIN

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    ... Because of its location, the territory of Spain was subject o many external influences since prehistoric times and through to its dawn as a country. Spain emerged as a unified country in the 15th century, following the marriage of the Catholic Monarchs and the completion of the reconquest, or "Reconquista", of the Iberian peninsula in 1492. Conversely, it has been an important source of influence to other regions, chifly during the modern era, when it became a global empire that has left a legacy of over 500 million Spanish speakers today, making it the world's second most spoken first language. ... [leer más]
    (WIKIPEDIA)

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  • Inmutability of God

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    I shall offer some exposition of my text, by first saying, that God is Jehovah, and he changes not in his essence. We cannot tell you what Godhead is. We do not know what substance that is which we call God. It is an existence, it is a being; but what that is, we know not. However, whatever it is, we call it his essence, and that essence never changes. The substance of mortal things is ever changing. The mountains with their snow-white crowns, doff their old diadems in summer, in rivers trickling down their sides, while the storm cloud gives them another coronation; the ocean, with its mighty floods, loses its water when the sunbeams kiss the waves, and snatch them in mists to heaven; even t
    (C.H. Spurgeon)

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  • The Great Gatsby

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    Involuntarily I glanced seaward - and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock. When I looked once more for Gatsby he had vanished, and I was alone again in the unquiet darkness.
    (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

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  • The Matrix

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    Maybe what I think Tasty Wheat tasted like actually tasted like oatmeal, or tuna fish. That makes you wonder about a lot of things. You take chicken, for example: maybe they couldn't figure out what to make chicken taste like which is why chicken tastes like everything.
    (Andy & Larry Wachowski)

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  • Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age

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    The example of painting can teach us not only how to manage our own work, but how to work together. A lot of the great art of the past is the work of multiple hands, though there may only be one name on the wall next to it in the museum.
    (Paul Graham)

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  • Ninja mind control

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    Many people limit themselves to leading boring, dull lives by accepting the judgment of others that they are of low intelligence. This is not so. Just because one does not process sensory information and replay it the same way as everyone else does not mean that there is a lack of comprehension or interest.
    (Ashida Kim)

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  • The Power of Now

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    Focus your attention on the Now and tell me what problem you have at this moment. I am not getting any answer because it is impossible to have a problem when your attention is fully in the Now.
    (Eckhart Tolle)

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  • Urban Tribes: A Generation Redefines Friendship, Family, and Commitment

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    We were all in our late twenties or early-to-middle thirties, yet none had found brides or husbands. Although we were all older than our parents were when they had us, the idea of having children ourselves still seemed a far-off abstraction.
    (Ethan Watters)

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  • The Dark Knight

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    You won't kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness. And I won't kill you because you're just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.
    (Christopher Nolan)

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  • Mulholland Drive

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    There's sometimes a buggy. How many drivers does a buggy have? So, let's just say I'm driving this buggy, and if you fix your attitude, you can ride along with me. Now you will see me one more time, if you do good. You will see me, two more times, if you do bad.
    (David Lynch)

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  • The Dark Knight

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    Let me get this straight. You think that your client, one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world, is secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands? And your plan is to blackmail this person?
    (Christopher Nolan)

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  • Cornbread Nation: The Best of Southern Food Writing

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    Glancing through the 1977 Atlanta Yellow Pages reveals a city that had yet to be transformed by the proliferation of ethnic food: only ninety-two out of approximately fifteen hundred restaurants could be classified as non-American.
    (Tore C. Olsson)

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  • Ninja mind control

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    All Ninja are men of peace, and must always remain so or lose many of the special powers they have developed. Beyond this, the Ninja are also adept at fieldcraft, infiltrating, and espionage
    (Ashida Kim)

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  • Quotes for Tom

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    You could choke a dozen donkeys on that! And you're haggling over one hundred pound? What do you do when you're not buying stereos, Nick? Finance revolutions? You've got Liberia's deficit in your skyrocket!
    (Lock & Stock)

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  • In Search of the Castaways; or the Children of Captain Grant

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    LORD GLENARVAN'S fortune was enormous, and he spent it entirely in doing good. His kindheartedness was even greater than his generosity, for the one knew no bounds, while the other, of necessity, had its limits. As Lord of Luss and "laird" of Malcolm, he represented his county in the House of Lords; but, with his Jacobite ideas, he did not care much for the favor of the House of Hanover, and he was looked upon coldly by the State party in England, because of the tenacity with which he clung to the traditions of his forefathers, and his energetic resistance to the political encroachments of Southerners. And yet he was not a man behind the times, and there was nothing little or narrow-minded about him; but while always keeping open his anc
    (Jules Verne)

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  • In Search of the Castaways; or the Children of Captain Grant

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    The passengers and sailors on the yacht were watching
    all the animal's movements with the liveliest interest.
    He soon came within reach of the bait, turned over on his back
    to make a good dart at it, and in a second bacon and contents
    had disappeared. He had hooked himself now, as the tremendous
    jerk he gave the cable proved, and the sailors began to haul
    in the monster by means of tackle attached to the mainyard.
    He struggled desperately, but his captors were prepared
    for his violence, and had a long rope ready with a slip knot,
    which caught his tail and rendered him powerless at once.
    In a few minutes more he was hoisted up over the side of the yacht
    and thrown
    (Jules Verne)

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