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"I would rather dwell in the dim fog of superstition than in air rarefied to nothing by the air-pump of unbelief-in which the panting breast expires, vainly and convulsively gasping for breath." - Jean Paul

"I would rather dwell in the dim fog of superstition than in air rarefied to nothing by the air-pump of unbelief - in which the panting breast expires, vainly and convulsively gasping for breath." - Jean Paul

"The worst of misery Is when a nature framed for noblest things Condemns itself in youth to petty joys, And, sore athirst for air, breathes scanty life Gasping from out the shallows." - George Eliot

"The worst of misery Is when a nature framed for noblest things Condemns itself in youth to petty joys, And, sore athirst for air, breathes scanty life Gasping from out the shallows." - George Eliot

"Instead, we have found ourselves gasping for air in a sea of corruption, dysfunction, environmental degradation, waste, disenchantment and inequality-and the harder we compete, the more unequal we become." - Margaret Heffernan

"When Drustan reached the bottom step, she flung herself into his arms. He swung her up into his embrace and kissed her hungrily. By the time he'd finished, she was gasping for air and laughing. "My turn?" Dageus teased." - Karen Marie Moning

"We are living in a science-fiction nightmare where children are gasping for breath on bad-air days because somebody gave money to a politician. And my children and the kids of millions of other Americans can no longer go fishing and eat their catch because somebody gave money to a politician." - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

"You can do all them push-ups to pump up your chest, I got a 12 gauge Mossberg to pump up your chest, Have you gasping for air after that shell hit your vest. Fear me like you fear God, 'cause I bring death." - Curtis Jackson

"I see that I am inwardly fashioned for faith and not for fear. Fear is not my native land; faith is. I am so made that worry and anxiety are sand in the machinery of life; faith is oil. I live better by faith and confidence than by fear and doubt and anxiety. In anxiety and worry my being is gasping for breath - these are not my native air. But in faith and confidence I breath freely - these are my native air." - E Stanley Jones

"I want to be a fun mom. Not a gasping for air mom." - Mariska Hargitay

"I pull back, gasping for breath. Reeling. His breath is ragged, and I place my hands on his cheeks to steady him. "Is this okay?" I whisper. "Are you okay?" His reply is anguished. Honest. "I love you."" - Stephanie Perkins

"Start walking. When you hit a spot where you're gasping for breath, that should tell us our limitations. (Xypher) Oh, joy. I ca' wait to be the guppy. (Simone) Glub, glub, little fishy. Start walking. (Xypher)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Start walking. When you hit a spot where you're gasping for breath, that should tell us our limitations. (Xypher) Oh, joy. I can't wait to be the guppy. (Simone) Glub, glub, little fishy. Start walking. (Xypher)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"As for the bitter herbs.... To see everyone with tears coursing down their faces, laughing and gasping at the same time, is fun and also makes the point - bitter herbs must be really bitter to experience the suffering..." - Julia Neuberger, Baroness Neuberger

"This final sprint of Breaking Bad is like nothing I've ever seen. It's TV as a crescendo, as a magnet, as a wave. These episodes aren't ending so much as they're gasping for breath." - Andy Greenwald

"Air superiority is a condition for all operations, at sea, in land, and in the air." - Arthur Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder

"And we did, and it wasn't bad. We ate the whole stupid can, we were so hungry. And when it started to get dark you pointed to the sky, and told me there was a star for every thing you loved about me." I'm gasping, feeling as though I am about to drown; I'm reaching for him blindly, grabbing at his collar." - Lauren Oliver

"Nothing of value is free. Even the breath of life is purchased at birth only through gasping effort and pain... The best things in life are beyond money; their price is agony and sweat and devotion... and the price demanded for the most precious of all things in life is life itself-ultimate cost for perfect value" - Robert A Heinlein

"The only time I flip out is when I'm not prepared. If I'm caught off guard, I can't help it; I start gasping for air." - Emma Stone

"Air Canada. That's a good name for a Canadian airline." - Johnny Carson

"I am an environmentalist. ... I am for clean air." - Ronald Reagan

"We just lay on our bellies in the snow, gasping and immobile." - Peter Habeler

"Girls do' fight fair. They pull your hair and gauge you and pinch you; then they run off gasping to mommy when you try and defend yourself with a fist. Then you get locked into time out, and for what? No, my friend, the secret is, do' snap at the bait. Let it dangle. Swim around it. Laugh it off. After a while they"ve given up and try to lure someone else." - Wendelin Van Draanen

"Girls don't fight fair. They pull your hair and gauge you and pinch you; then they run off gasping to mommy when you try and defend yourself with a fist. Then you get locked into time out, and for what? No, my friend, the secret is, don't snap at the bait. Let it dangle. Swim around it. Laugh it off. After a while they've given up and try to lure someone else." - Wendelin Van Draanen

"Standing in the nordic nook of the kitchen, I can gaze down at the flimsy-limbed joggers heading south towards the Park. It's nearly as bad as New York. Some of these gasping fatsos, these too-little-too-late artists, they look as though they're running up rising ground, climbing ground. My generation, we started all this. Before, everyone was presumably content to feel like death the whole time. Now they want to feel terrific for ever." - Martin Amis

"Paneloux is a man of learning, a scholar. He hasn't come in contact with death; that's why he can speak with such assurance of the truth-with a capital T. But every country priest who visits his parishioners and has heard a man gasping for breath on his deathbed thinks as I do. He'd try to relieve human suffering before trying to point out its goodness." - Albert Camus

"We'll bury our mothers and fathers - shuttling our children off for sleepovers, jumping on red-eyes, telling eachother stories that hurt to hear, about gasping, agonal breaths, hospice nurses, scars and bruises and scabs, and how skin papers shortly after a person passes. We will nod in agreement that it is as much an honor to witness a person leave this world as it is to watch a person come into it." - Kelly Corrigan

"Gasping for breath, the body still battling for life." - Truman Capote

"As always occurred when he quarreled over principles in which he believed passionately, he would end up gasping furiously for air and blinking back bitter tears of conviction. There were many principles in which Clevinger believed passionately. He was crazy." - Joseph Heller

"Life's fairly excruciating. Painful things happen. Every now and then, you drag yourself out of the stream and stand on the bank gasping for air. I think that's how I work." - Helen Garner

"Nothing of value is free. Even the breath of life is purchased at birth only through gasping effort and pain." - Robert A Heinlein

"Poor little thing! She's gasping for love like a carp on a kitchen table gasping for water." - Gustave Flaubert

"Fame, they tell you, is air; but without air there is no life for any; without fame there is none for the best." - Walter Savage Landor

"I wouldn't mind dying for France, but not for Air France." - Charles De Gaulle

"For the first time in history, my community has had to use air conditioners. Imagine that, air conditioners in the Arctic." - Sheila Watt-Cloutier

"We're only passers-by, and all you can do is love what you have in your life. A person has to fight the meanness that sometimes comes with you when you're born, sometimes grows if you aren't in lucky surroundings. It's our challenge to fend it off, leave it behind us choking and gasping for breath in the mud. It's our task to seek out something with truth for us, no matter if there is a hundred-mile obstacle course in the way, or a ramshackle old farmhouse that binds and binds." - Jane Hamilton

"Strangely, in slow motion replay, the ball seemed to hang in the air for even longer." - David Acfield

"Flip a coin. When it's in the air, you'll know which side you're hoping for." - Arnold Rothstein

"Allied air power was the greatest single reason for the German defeat." - Albert Kesselring

"Many trees planted around a home reduce the need for air conditioning." - Federico Pena

"The air is full of farewells to the dying. And mournings for the dead." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"For a city to be beautiful, it must have a mysterious air!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Solitude matters, and for some people, it's the air they breathe" - Susan Cain

"[England] a soil whose air is deemed too pure for slaves to breathe in." - Capel Lofft

"As Thou has created me out of mingled air and glitter, I thank Thee for it." - Jean Paul

"As thou hast created me out of mingled air and glitter, I thank thee for it." - Friedrich Ruckert

"The air is full of farewells to the dying, And mournings for the dead." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"It was resolved, That England was too pure an Air for Slaves to breathe in." - Anonymous

"A little morphine in all the air. It would be wonderfully refreshing for everyone." - D H Lawrence

"Without you my air tastes like nothing. For you I hold my breath." - Mary Szybist

"I durst not laugh for fear of opening my lips and receiving the bad air." - William Shakespeare

"Today was a good day for Hill Air Force Base and Utah." - Rob Bishop

"One thing for sure - a sheep is not a creature of the air." - Graham Chapman

"Once again it was Gough who stood firm for Scotland in the air" - Jock Brown

"You just can't beat slip covers for giving that friendly air hospitals need so desperately." - Dorothy Draper

"I was all in gold sequins for Million Dollar Mermaid, 50 feet in the air" - Esther Williams

"The family that I live for only breathes the air that smells of combat." - The Ultimate Warrior

"There's one thing you can say for air pollution, you get utterly amazing sunrises." - Terry Pratchett

"High performance leaders know they have to breathe out when they are coming up for air." - Andy Hargreaves

"How ignorant we are! How ignorant everyone is! We can cut across only a small area of the appallingly expanding fields of knowledge. No human being can know more than a tiny fraction of the whole. It must have been satisfactory in ancient times when one's own land seemed to be the universe; when research studies, pamphlets, books did not issue in endless flow; when laboratories and scientists were not so rapidly pushing back frontiers of knowledge that the process of unlearning the old left you gasping for breath." - Mary Barnett Gilson

"Nothing in all nature is so lovely and so vigorous, so perfectly at home in its environment, as a fish in the sea. Its surroundings give to it a beauty, quality, and power which are not its own. We take it out, and at once a poor, limp dull thing, fit for nothing, is gasping away its life. So the soul, sunk in God, living the life of prayer, is supported, filled, transformed in beauty, by a vitality and a power which are not its own." - Evelyn Underhill

"I know what people say, that water's a lot like air. Do you charge for air? Well, of course not. Well, you shouldn't charge for water. Okay, watch what happens you won't have any water" - T Boone Pickens

"You're with me, Sadie. When you're off the clock, you're not my employee. You're my.. Air." I frowned at him. "Your air?" He grinned. "Well, girlfriend seems to be a shallow word for what I feel for you.." - Abbi Glines

"Then will I raise aloft the milk-white rose. For whose sweet smell the air shall be perfumed." - William Shakespeare

"Conservatism, ever more timorous and narrow, disgusts the children, and drives them for a mouthful of fresh air into radicalism." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"This cannot be the United States being the air force for Shia militias, or a Shia on Sunni Arab fight." - David Petraeus

"Poetry is a finikin thing of air That lives uncertainly and not for long Yet radiantly beyond much lustier blurs." - Wallace Stevens

"Music before all else, and for that choose the irregular, which is vaguer and melts better into the air..." - Paul Verlaine

"It seems to me that the conquest of the air is the only major task for our generation." - T E Lawrence

"The Air Corps . . . does not, at this time, feel justified in obligating . . . funds for basic jet propulsion research and experimentation." - George Brett

"When lies have been accepted for some time, the truth always astounds with an air of novelty." - Clement of Alexandria

"When going for a run, I pick fresh air, openness, and scenery of the outdoors over a treadmill every time." - Robert Cheeke

"Compressed air can provide limitless amounts of clean energy using technology we have had for hundreds of years." - Bill Mollison

"It's really building Air America that I'm focused on, and for me, that almost only means doing a good show." - Al Franken

"The Angeles air was quiet, and for a while I laid still, listening to the sound of Maxon breathing." - Kiera Cass

"I am an Air Force brat - that's the terminology they use for military kids who are traveling constantly." - Vanessa Lachey

"My people are scared of the air around them, they always have an excuse not to fight for freedom," - Fela Kuti

"To use color well is as difficult as for a fish to pass from water to air or earth." - Andre Lhote

"There is nothing like the cure of fresh air for cases of bladder infection, paranoia, and Cartesian thinking." - Rawi Hage

"For the first time I heard shots fired in anger, heard bullets strike flesh or whistle through the air." - Winston Churchill

"Pure air, good water, sunshine, the beautiful surroundings of nature...these are God's means for restoring the sick to health." - Ellen G White

"The Four Conditions of Happiness: Life in the open air, Love for another being,Freedom from ambition,Creation" - Albert Camus

"Bilbo lay with his eyes shut, gasping an taking pleasure in the feel of the fresh air again, and hardly noticing the excitement of the dwarves, or how they praised him and patted him on the back and put themseves and all their families for generations to come at his service." - J R R Tolkien

"...The peculiar air of Oxford-the air of liberty to care for the things of the mind assured and secured by machinery which is in itself a satisfaction to sense." - Henry James

"Air pollution is terrible for our children. Every single scientist, every single doctor will tell you the same thing: Air pollution damages our children's brains, their hearts, and their lungs." - Julianne Moore

"Bakery air is that steaming hot front of thick, buttery fumes waiting for you just inside the door of a bakery. And I am just going to tell you straight up: That is some fine air!" - Neil Pasricha

"Don't you know that if people could bottle the air they would? Don't you know that there would be an American Air-bottling Association? And don't you know that they would allow thousands and millions to die for want of breath, if they could not pay for air? I am not blaming anybody. I am just telling how it is." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"...if you wish to get pure air into your room, or if you go for a walk in the fresh air, think of the pure and of the unclean heart. Many of us like to have pure air in the room (and this is an excellent habit), or are fond of walking in the fresh air, but they do not even think of the necessity of the purity of the spirit or heart (of, so to say, spiritual air, the breath of life); and, living in the fresh air, they allow themselves to indulge in impure thoughts, impure movements of the heart, and even impurity of language, and most impure carnal actions." - John of Kronstadt

"My husband was an Air Force pilot man years ago and recently an Air Force wife thanked me for my service! I laughed and said, 'No, I wasn't in the Air Force, my husband was!' And she smiled and said, 'If he served, you served. And thank you." - Robyn Carr

"Victory, speedy and complete, awaits the side which first employs air power as it should be employed. Germany, entangled in the meshes of vast land campaigns, cannot now disengage her air power for a strategically proper application. She missed victory through air power by a hair's breadth in 1940. . . . We ourselves are now at the crossroads." - Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet

"Blessed be the Lord for the beauty of summer and spring, for the air, the water, the verdure, and the song of birds." - Carl Linnaeus

"All you can do for another person is be an environment in which if they wanted to come up for air, they could." - Ram Dass

"Knowing who you really are and dressing the part - with an air of amused recklessness - is life affirming for you and life enhancing for other people." - Simon Doonan

"It is obvious we are fighting for the Air France Group. . . . But in actual fact, we are also fighting for France." - Christian Blanc

"The stone that is thrown into the air is none the worse for falling down, and none the better for going up." - Marcus Aurelius

"Every castle of the air Sleeps in the fine black grains, and there Are seeds for every romance, or light Whiff of a dream for a summer night." - Amy Lowell

"People need meaning as much as they need air. Lucky for us, we can give meaning to each other for free. Just by being alive." - Daniel H Wilson

"I don't like to rehearse. And I couldn't understand how you could go through eight weeks of rehearsal, without exhausting every possibility. To the point where, you know, you would just lie gasping on the floor!" - Daniel Day-Lewis

"When he straightened up again, there were six Harry Potters gasping and panting in front of him. Fred and George turned to each other and said together, "Wow - we're identical!" - J K Rowling

"When thy brother has lost all that he ever had, and lies languishing, and even gasping under the utmost extremities of poverty and distress, dost thou think to lick him whole again only with thy tongue?" - Robert South

"In my state of spiritual abstraction, I no longer belong to myself and to my eyesight. I am nothing more than a single narrow gasping lung, floating over the mists and summits." - Reinhold Messner

"Air is God, because without air we do not exist" - Charles Manson

"Between the Pope and air conditioning, I'd choose air conditioning." - Woody Allen

"(Dwight Gooden) his fastball crackling , his curveball dropping as suddenly as a duck shot in the air, has begun his charge for a third straight award-winning season." - Ira Berkow

"Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!" - Humbert Wolfe

"It is quite possible to leave your home for a walk in the early morning air and return a different person - beguiled, enchanted." - Mary Ellen Chase

"There has to be a reason and objective (to air strikes). What does it do to move the effort down the road for a political conversation?" - Chuck Hagel

"Allow yourself emotion-backed demands only for physical necessities such as air to breathe, food if starving, and shelter if freezing." - Ken Keyes Jr.

"We breathe love as we breathe air; we hold it in ourselves as we hold our thoughts. Nothing more exists for us." - Guy De Maupassant

"I do not want to give any orders to the airmen, but get hold of a Komsomol air unit, and say I want volunteers for the job." - Ivan Konev

"I just learned how to scuba dive. Id been scared to rely on one little air hose for oxygen, but swimming with all those fish is exhilarating." - Cheryl Hines

"I had volunteered for the Air Force and was an enthusiastic bombardier. While dropping bombs on Europe, I generally didn't understand what I was doing." - Howard Zinn

"Nor sequent centuries could hit Orbit and sum of SHAKSPEARE's wit. The men who lived with him became Poets, for the air was fame." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"O God, in the dream the terrible horse began To paw at the air, and make for me with his blows." - Louise Bogan

"For you are abstract, making no mistake, slurring no word in the rhythm you make, the poem, writ in the air." - Hilda Doolittle

"All great discoveries...are products as much of doubt as of certainty, and the two in opposition clear the air for marvelous accidents." - Mark Helprin

"Oh, to live even for a day in the full light of freedom, to breathe the free air of simplicity! Isn't that the highest purity?" - Swami Vivekananda

"I don't watch dailies. I don't pretend not to read reviews, I just don't. I wait for it to come on the air, just like everybody else." - Jeff Daniels

"In Angels in America, I got to fulfill a lifelong dream. I was in the air eight nights a week for two years, and I just loved it." - Ellen Mclaughlin

"For there is no air that men so greedily draw in, that diffuses itself so soon, and that penetrates so deep as that of license." - Michel De Montaigne

"I thought I could not breathe in that fine air That pure severity of perfect light I yearned for warmth and colour which I found In Lancelot." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Ships and sails proper for the heavenly air should be fashioned. Then there will also be people, who do not shrink from the dreary vastness of space." - Johannes Kepler

"Let your air be that of a winner, a man who is resolved to make his way in the world, to make himself stand for something." - Orison Swett Marden

"How much change can a person absorb before everything loses meaning Living for its own sake isn't life. People need meaning as much as they need air." - Daniel H Wilson

"Every American expects and deserves clean air, and then we act on that belief, then we will set an example for the rest of the world to follow." - George H W Bush

"I never, with important air, In conversation overbear. . . . . My tongue within my lips I rein; For who talks much must talk in vain." - John Gay

"I have such a respect and fascination for dance. I can be light as air or stay grounded. Dance is really another universe." - Shakira

"I feel such a tenderness for these vulnerable nighttime conversations, the way words take a different shape in the air when there's no light in the room." - David Levithan

"Farewell! if ever fondest prayer For other's weal availed on high, Mine will not all be lost in air But waft thy name beyond the sky." - Lord Byron

"I never, with important air, In conversation overbear... My tongue within my lips I rein; For who talks much must talk in vain." - John Gay

"For why drives on that ship so fast, Without or wave or wind? The air is cut away before, And closes from behind." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Sweet is the air with the budding haws, and the valley stretching for miles below Is white with blossoming cherry-trees, as if just covered with lighted snow." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Then she rode forth, clothed on with chastity: The deep air listen'd round her as she rode, And all the low wind hardly breathed for fear." - Alfred Tennyson

"But then there comes that moment rare When, for no cause that I can find, The little voices of the air Sound above all the sea and wind." - Katherine Mansfield

"I suppose you could pass for a starlet. You do have that femme fatale air about you. Like you crush boys" dreams in your spare time." - Janette Rallison

"Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy." - William Golding

"Im sick and tired of old men sitting around in air conditioned rooms here in Washington, dreaming up wars for young men to die in." - George Mcgovern

"Where I used to strive for movement and restlessness I now attempt to sense and express the complete total calm of objects and the surrounding air." - Lyonel Feininger

"I want to make it clear,if there is ever a conflict (between environmental quality and economic growth), I will go for beauty, clean air, water, and landscape." - Jimmy Carter

"We who fly do so for the love of flying. We are alive in the air with this miracle that lies in our hands and beneath our feet." - Cecil Day-Lewis

"For perfect hope is achieved on the brink of despair, when instead of falling over the edge, we find ourselves walking on air." - Thomas Merton

"Orville Wright said to his brother, "Wilbur, you were only in the air for 12 seconds. How could my luggage be in Cleveland?"" - Red Buttons

"Jack the Rabbit and Weak Knee Willie, you know they're gonna be there. Sloppy Sue and Big Bones Billy, they'll be coming up for air." - Bruce Springsteen

"Reaching for the stars, perfectionists may end up clutching air. They suffer from mood disorders, troubled relationships, and stress. They may even achieve less than others." - David D Burns

"Today, our air, food, water-all are polluted. If we do not stop exploiting nature for our temporary selfish gains, we will destroy the world." - Mata Amritanandamayi

"Our hope is we move beyond denial and into debate... If we cleaned up the air, would it really be bad for us?" - Bob Inglis

"Man is homo religiosus, by 'nature' religious: as much as he needs food to eat or air to breathe, he needs a faith for living." - Will Herberg

"Sweet is the air with the budding haws, and the valley stretching for miles below Is white with blossoming cherry-trees, as if just covered with lighted snow." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Where a pack of monkeys had traveled over the road, the smell of them lingered for a long time in the air, a dry and stale, mousy smell." - Isak Dinesen

"Usefulness, whatever form it may take, is the price we should pay for the air we breathe and the food we eat and the privilege of being alive." - Eleanor Roosevelt



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