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"Pizza! Hockey! Destroy!" -Cal" - Rick Riordan

"I think I love you, Cal." -Abra I'm not good." -Cal Because you're not good." -Abra" - John Steinbeck

"Me: "Ngh" Cal: "Well put." ...... Every Boy's Got One" - Meg Cabot

"Maybe you should say goodbye, Cal.' 'No.' 'It might be important.' 'It might make her die." - Jenny Downham

"So, destroy?" Cal asked. Clearly, the conversation was giving his two brain cells a serious workout." - Rick Riordan

"Destroy them later?" Cal offered, which was probably as close to friendly as he ever got." - Rick Riordan

"Cal Ripken is steady, he focuses on his job, and he's a good guy." - Bradley Whitford

"They can shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech." - James Stockdale

"I'm not going to call a dog "Dog." I suppose if she were a baby you'd cal her "Person."" - Warren Beatty

"Cal: "Could you write a little bigger? I'm not sure China saw that." Every Boy's Got One" - Meg Cabot

"Cal: "Could you write a little bigger? I'm not sure China saw that." Every Boy's Got One" - Meg Cabot

"There was nothing to keep him (Cal Ripken, Jr.) from being a star in the Major Leagues. That was inevitable." - Earl Weaver

"My view of myself as an artist expanded because of the time I spent at Cal Arts." - Condola Rashad

"Probably? So you're asking me to trust my life to steel wool and peanut butter?" "Poisoned peanut butter." "Cal, I don't care if it's nuclear peanut butter." - Scott Westerfeld

"Stay here!" he commanded me, then he raced off after Cal. I stopped for just a moment. Then I ran after them." - Cate Tiernan

"Should we say something?" Cal asks. "Goodbye, bird?" I suggest. He nods. "Goodbye, bird. Thank you for coming. And good luck." - Jenny Downham

"Should we say something?' Cal asks. 'Goodbye, bird?' I suggest. He nods. 'Goodbye, bird. Thank you for coming. And good luck." - Jenny Downham

"In addition, California spends nearly $1 billion a year in Medi-Cal services for an average of 780,000 illegal immigrants a month, over and above emergency health services." - Elton Gallegly

"And in this moment, I realize one reason it's so great to have a best friend is sometimes, like right now, Cal and I are thinking the very same thing." - Kimberly Willis Holt

"It's all right, Tessa, you can go. We love you. You can go now.' 'Why are you saying that?' 'She might need permission to die, Cal.' 'I don't want her to. She doesn't have my permission." - Jenny Downham

"This is a story about a family and, as there is a ghost involved, you might cal it a ghost story. But every family is a ghost story. The dead sit at out tables long after they have gone." - Mitch Albom

"The genuine history of mankind is the history of ideas. It is ideas that distinguish man from all other beings. Ideas engender social institutions, political changes, technologi- cal methods of production, and all that is called economic conditions." - Ludwig Von Mises

"Hero-ism breaks its heart, and ide-al-ism its back, on the intran-si-gence of the cred-u-lous and the mediocre, manip-u-lated by the cyn-i-cal and the corrupt." - Christopher Hitchens

"If Albert Einstein was right, Cal Ripken should have been a CEO or politician rather than a shortstop, because Ripken led by example over and over... and over again." - Don Yaeger

"At the same time, it's a family story and more of an epic. I needed the third-person. I tried to give a sense that Cal, in writing his story, is perhaps inventing his past as much as recalling it." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"I went to a school in N.Y. that is conceptual and interdisciplinary and modeled after Cal Arts. It is not just painting or sculpture; it was everything mixed together." - Thomas Mcdonell

"Just previous to the birth of my little son, my mind gave way and my child was born in the asylum for the insane at Stockton, Cal. My boy was buried there." - Belle Boyd

"I went to Cal Arts and AFI, and I worked on 'Bonfire Of The Vanities.' I got this grant from the Academy to be Brian De Palma's apprentice director. And it was such a harrowing, disillusioning, awful experience." - Douglas Rushkoff

"While at Cal Tech I talked a lot with Jon Mathews, then a junior faculty member; he taught me how to use the Institute's computer; we also went on hikes together." - Kenneth G Wilson

"In the end, arguing about affirmative action in selective colleges is like arguing about the size of a spigot while ignoring the pool and the pipeline that feed it. Slots at Duke and Princeton and Cal are finite." - Eric Liu

"I didn't know anything about conceptual art when I left Kansas. I went to Cal Arts to be a painter, but the exciting stuff was happening elsewhere, so I took a holiday from painting for a few years." - David Salle

"We just lost our electricity. You want to tell me what's so funny about that?" "It's not exactly funny. It's more of a good news/bad news situation." "In that case, hit me with the good news first." "They're both sort of rolled up into one." "Stop stalling." "All right. Now don't get mad, but . . ." Smothered laughter drifted toward him. "Cal . . . I'm naked." - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"For quite some time, I have wanted to live on the central coast of California and get more involved at Cal Poly, my alma mater; spend more time with my wife and sons; travel to interesting parts of the world; and something I have wanted to do for years- finish the requirements for my pilot's license." - Peter Oppenheimer

"Marrying Cal, the scion of a family whose wealth dated to the Industrial Revolution and had multiplied through every turn of the American economy since, ought to have eased her worries about failing to climb as high as she believed she deserved. But the money was his, not theirs. The unspoken power this gave him kept her from asking: Why don't you stay home?" - Amy Waldman

"Because we are no different from any animal, any insect or germule. We are not special, Cal. You, me, we all came from nothing, and that's exactly where we're all going one day, maybe soon, whether we like it or not." - Brian Williams

"Well, you won't unless you come to lunch with me," Cal said. "I'm holding it for ransom. There's a gun to its heel right now." "I have lunch at my desk," Min began, and thought,Oh, for crying out loud, could I beany more pathetic ? "Emilio is experimenting with a lunch menu. He needs you. I need you." - Jennifer Crusie

"Cal," I whisper into her sleep, "if you go, you know what? You'll break my liver." I want to pretend that it's a joke, that she will wake up and laugh with me, throwing her head back the way she did last night, bit this time the words are true . . . she will break my liver, break my heart, kill everything inside alive inside me." - Brad Barkley

"At that moment I remembered something Cal had told me: that there is beauty in darkness in everything. Sorrow in joy, life and death, thorns on the rose. I knew then that I could not escape pain and torment any more than I could give up joy and beauty" - Cate Tiernan

"In fairy tales there's always one person who is made for one other, and they find each other and live happily ever after. Cal was my person. I couldn't imagine anyone more perfect. Yet what kind of sick fairy tale would it be if he was the one made exactly right for me and I wasn't right for him?" - Cate Tiernan

"Cal 's eyes reflected a weird combination of frenzy and fear as he twisted toward his father. "My God! She's on her way to becoming the most famous physicist in the country, and she'sdumb as a post ! You arenot having your baby in this house! You're having it at the county hospital!" - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"We just lost our electricity. You want to tell me what's so funny about that?" "It's not exactly funny. It's more of a good news/bad news situation." "In that case, hit me with the good news first." "They"re both sort of rolled up into one." "Stop stalling." "All right. Now do' get mad, but . . ." Smothered laughter drifted toward him. "Cal . . . I'm naked." - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"There have been hermaphrodites around forever, Cal. Forever. Plato said that the original human being was a hermaphrodite. Did you know that? The original person was two halves, one male, one female. Then these got separated. That's why everybody's always searching for their other half. Except for us. We've got both halves already." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"I'm Min's fairy godmother, Charm Boy,' Liza said, frowning down at him. 'And if you don't give her a happily ever after, I'm going to come back and beat you to death with a snow globe.' What happened to "bibbity bobbity boo"?' Cal asked Min. That was Disney, honey,' Min said. 'It wasn't a documentary." - Jennifer Crusie

"I'm here, Tess. I'm right here, holding your hand. Adam's here, too, he's sitting on the other side of the bed. And Cal. Mum's on her way, she'll be just a minute. We all love you, Tessa. We're all right here with you." - Jenny Downham

"Leop-ards break in-to the tem-ple and drink all the sac-ri-fi-cial ves-sels dry; it keeps hap-pen-ing; in the end, it can be cal-cu-lat-ed in ad-vance and is in-cor-po-rat-ed in-to the rit-ual." - Franz Kafka

"Whether your name is (Lou) Gehrig or (Cal) Ripken, (Joe) DiMaggio or (Jackie) Robinson, or that of some youngster who picks up his bat or puts on his glove, you are challenged by the game of baseball to do your very best day in and day out. That's all I've ever tried to do." - Cal Ripken Jr

"You'll have to learn to control your emotions. They're new, like achild's now, bursting with passion. Never let them fade, or part of you will die. But they cal also destroy you. Hold them dear, but don't let them take hold of you." - Ted Dekker

"Years ago, while I was watching a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers, I remember staring in awe at Cal Ripken. I realized during this game that 'you don't have to be flashy' or have 'power numbers' to be great. It's about the simple things that are the hard things. It's about leadership, work ethic and commitment." - Ron White

"The very first experiments with building rockets and firing them off were carried out by students at Cal Tech in 1937, '38 and '39. And later these people put together these jet propulsion labs in Pasadena and wound up sending aircraft and spacecraft to the moon. So it all began very primitively with love." - Ray Bradbury

"Of course I think a 10-year investment would be in a team's best interest. Look at Cal Ripken Jr., that guy was around until he was like 40... Not that I'm going to be in my 40s at the end of the 10-year deal or anything." - Miguel Tejada

"Meditation is the art of dying. Then your ego will be shocked. And it is also truer to cal I it the art of dying, because you r ego is not going to grow, your ego is going to die in meditation." - Rajneesh

"Whenever you go out to eat you gotta get the appetizer. 'Cause the appetizer's just an excuse for an extra meal. You're always like "Lets see, I will start with the 80 buffalo wings...and do you have a low-cal blue cheese? 'Cause I don't wanna fill up too much."" - Jim Gaffigan

"Cal 's eyes reflected a weird combination of frenzy and fear as he twisted toward his father. "My God! She's on her way to becoming the most famous physicist in the country, and she"sdumb as a post ! You arenot having your baby in this house! You're having it at the county hospital!" - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"I always told the people at Cal Arts that if they wanted me to do Jazz studies, first of all, there couldn't be a big band within 500 miles and that I could do what I wanted to do. And they said I could." - Charlie Haden

"But where I itty now, O my brothers, is all on my oddy knocky, where you cannot go. Tomorrow is all like sweet flowers and the turning vonny earth and the stars and the old Luna up there. ... And all that cal." - Anthony Burgess

"When I was in high school in the '50s you were supposed to be an Elvis Presley, a James Dean, a Marlon Brando or a Kingston Trio type in a button-down shirt headed for the fraternities at Stanford or Cal." - Robert Hass

"I'm not head-strong, and I'm not egotistical. I understand certain things better now. I won't be trying to be play everyday. There's only one Cal Ripken, one Lou Gehrig and one Joe DiMaggio. What is good for them isn't necessarily good for Eric Davis." - Eric Davis

"I went to a Cal Tech party after the 'Facebook' movie came out, and there were kids in dark rooms coding because it was cool again. That movie made it cool to sit in a room at a party and write code." - Kerry Bishe

"Truth is, I didn't know what the hell I was doing when I got out of Cal Arts. I think I wasted a lot of time not being bold enough, or still engaged in the questioning that you get into at school." - David Salle

"CHOW^TM contained spun, plaited, and woven protein molecules, capped and coded, carefully designed to be ignored by even the most ravenous digestive tract enzymes; no-cal sweeteners; mineral oils replacing vegetable oils; fibrous materials, colorings, and flavorings. The end result was a foodstuff almost indistinguishable from any other except for two things. Firstly, the price, which was slightly higher, and secondly, the nutritional content, which was roughly equivalent to that of a Sony Walkman." - Neil Gaiman

"Niko caught my hand and slapped it lightly down on the bar. "Pistol whipping elderly women isn't precisely our mission statement, Cal." I hadn't been going to pistol-whip her. Yell at her a little more, then pick her up and toss her out into the street. Some risk of a broken hip there, but that wasn't pistol-whipping... unless she tried to come back in." - Rob Thurman

"What i'm trying to tell you," Min said, "is that im going to grow up to be one of those chubby old ladies. It's in my genes. Like self raising flour. i'm going to pouf." "thats going to work out well for me," Cal said. "because i'm going to grow up to be one of those horny old men who chases chubby old ladies around the couch." - Jennifer Crusie

"I want to show you something," I say. What?" He dabs at his lips with the napkin, and for a moment I'm wishing so hard that I am that napkin that I can almost feel myself changing, becoming thin and papery and white. "Cal?" I sit back and feel myself blushing, feel it from the tips of my toes all the way to the heat at the backs of my ears." - Brad Barkley

"But even as she told herself that, she remembered the way Cal had looked today with his shirt off while he"d stood on the ladder and scraped the side of Annie's house. Watching those muscles bunch and flex every time he moved had made her crazy and she"d finally grabbed his shirt, thrown it at him, and delivered a stern lecture on the depletion of the ozone layer and skin cancer." - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"Niko caught my hand and slapped it lightly down on the bar. "Pistol whipping elderly women is' precisely our mission statement, Cal." I had' been going to pistol-whip her. Yell at her a little more, then pick her up and toss her out into the street. Some risk of a broken hip there, but that was' pistol-whipping... unless she tried to come back in." - Rob Thurman

"I want to show you something," I say. What?" He dabs at his lips with the napkin, and for a moment I'm wishing so hard that I am that napkin that I can almost feel myself changing, becoming thin and papery and white. "Cal?" I sit back and feel myself blushing, feel it from the tips of my toes all the way to the heat at the backs of my ears." - Brad Barkley

"But even as she told herself that, she remembered the way Cal had looked today with his shirt off while he'd stood on the ladder and scraped the side of Annie's house. Watching those muscles bunch and flex every time he moved had made her crazy and she'd finally grabbed his shirt, thrown it at him, and delivered a stern lecture on the depletion of the ozone layer and skin cancer." - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"The truth is, no one wants to face the fact that there was a huge double standard in baseball, and white athletes like Mark McGwire, Cal Ripken Jr., and Brady Anderson were protected and coddled in a way that an outspoken Latino like me never would be. The light-eyed and white-skinned were declared household names. Canseco the Cuban was left out in the cold, where racism and double standards rule." - Jose Canseco

"You hear a lot of jokes every once in a while about 'Silent Cal Coolidge.' The joke is on the people who make the jokes. Look at his record. He cut the taxes four times. We had probably the greatest growth and prosperity that we've ever known. I have taken heed of that because if he did that by doing nothing, maybe that's the answer." - Ronald Reagan

"Anybody hear the great news, today? Jimmy Swaggart under investigation! Oh Ja-eezus! One day every one of those cocksuckers will get caught! I understand in the case of Mr. Swaggart, that he claims that it was not multiple encounters with many prostitutes - apparently, only one sweet young thing. And he did tell Cal Thomas of the Moral Majority that the sex act itself was not fully consumated. However he did admit to doing something por-no-graphic with the girl. Let's use our imaginations, ladies and gentlemen." - Frank Zappa

"Cal says that humans are made from the nuclear ash of dead stars. He says that when I die, I'll return to dust, glitter,rain. If thats true, I want to be buried right here under this tree. Its roots will reach into the soft mess of my body and suck me dry. I'll be re-formed as apple blossom. I'll drift down in the spring like confetti and cling to my family's shoes. They'll carry me in their pockets to help them sleep. What dreams will they have then?" - Jenny Downham

"The fascinating thing about the studio was that there was no story department. They would put a little notice up on the bulletin board saying: 'The next Oswald will take place at the North Pole. Anybody having any gags, please turn them in before such a date.' If you turned in gags regularly, the way Tex Avery, Cal Howard, Jack Carr and two or three others of us did, you'd be called into the gag meeting. The group would go into Walt's office and talk about whatever the subject of the cartoon was. Walt would put it into some kind of form and that was the story-no scripts, no storyboards." - Walter Lantz

"Qian Xuesen, the father of the Chinese Space Program, studied in the United States, and he was a protege of Theodore Von Carmen's at Cal Tech and helped start the jet propulsion laboratory there, and then he got caught up in the anti-communism wave and was accused of being a spy and was actually deported back to China where he built from nothing, their entire missile and space program. So, in a way, in a very real way, the United States in trying to protect so-called protect our secrets and throwing this guy out of the country, we helped seed and start the Chinese missile program." - Leroy Chiao

"If 'The Wild One' were filmed today, Marlon Brando and the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club would all have to wear helmets. I used to be afraid that when (Hells) Angels became movie stars and Cal the hero of the book, the bikerider would perish on the coffee tables of America. But now I think that this attention doesn't have the strength of reality of the people it aspires to know, and that as long as Harley-Davidsons are manufactured other bikeriders will appear, riding unknown and beautiful through Chicago, into the streets of Cicero." - Danny Lyon

"There is, how-ever, a strong empir-i-cal rea-son why we should cul-ti-vate thoughts that can never be proved. It is that they are known to be use-ful. Man pos-i-tively needs gen-eral ideas & con-vic-tions that will give a mean-ing to his life & enable him to find a place for him-self in the uni-verse. He can stand the most incred-i-ble hard-ships when he is con-vinced that they make sense; he is crushed when on top of all his mis-for-tunes, he has to admit that he is tak-ing part in a 'tale told by an idiot.'" - Carl Jung



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