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"Good day, fair maidens." - Val Venis

"Maidens who stay maidens turn into saints. Old women become sorceresses. Tough jobs, both of these." - Tanith Lee

"Plays...Maidens aspiring to Godheads and vice versa!" - Tom Stoppard

"Maidens hearts are always soft: Would that men's were truer!" - William Cullen Bryant

"Maidens hearts are always soft:Would that men's were truer!" - William C Bryant

"Her very frowns are fairer far Than smiles of other maidens are." - Hartley Coleridge

"Gentlemen and maidens in this general vicinity, how doth it go?" - Ron Killings

"Here very frowns are fairer far Than smiles of other maidens are." - Hartley Coleridge

"The desire to please everything having eyes seems inborn in maidens." - Salomon Gessner

"Ignorance and its hand-maidens, prejudice, intolerance, suspicion of our fellowman, breed dictators and breed wars." - Harry S Truman

"Twenty love-sick maidens we, Love-sick all against our will." - W. S. Gilbert

"Her very frowns are fairer far Than smiles of other maidens are." - Hartley Coleridge

"If there were no such creatures as minstrel-maidens, it would be necessary to invent them." - Jack Vance

"Most maidens are perfectly capable of rescuing themselves in my experience, at least the ones worth something, in any case." - Erin Morgenstern

"It is, as it were, born in maidens that they should wish to please everything that has eyes." - Salomon Gessner

"The soul whose bosom lust did never touch Is God's fair bride; and maidens' souls are such." - Thomas Dekker

"The subtle sauce of malice is often indulged in by maidens of uncertain age, over their tea." - Antoine Rivarol

"Through dancing many maidens have been unmaidened, whereby I may say it is the storehouse and nursery of bastardy." - John Northbrooke

"Maidens, like moths, are ever caught, by glare, And Mammon wins his way where seraphs might despair." - Lord Byron

"For in pure maidens, knowing not the marriage-bed, the glance of the eyes sinks from shame." - Aeschylus

"Maidens! why should you worry in choosing whom you shall marry? Choose whom you may, you will find you have got somebody else." - John Hay

"Statuettes of drunken sailors, velvet pictures of island maidens, plastic seashell lamps made in Taiwan. What contempt the people who think up souvenirs have for other people." - Diane Johnson

"Novels, since the birth of the genre, have been full of rejected, seduced, and abandoned maidens, whose proper fate is to die..." - Margaret Drabble

"For a real knight, rescuing maidens would be an everyday event." ... "Perhaps a true knight saves himself for the right maiden" - Karen Hawkins

"Kami'd always retold her fairy tales to make the fair maidens braver and more self-sufficient, but she had never had any real objection to the handsome prince." - Sarah Rees Brennan

"In the highlands, in the country places, Where the old plain men have rosy faces, And the young fair maidens Quiet eyes." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Maidens! why should you worry in choosing whom you shall marry? Choose whom you may, you will find you have got somebody else." - John Hay

"At this display the elder and less attractive of the maidens fled, uttering loud and continuous cries of apprehension in order to conceal the direction of her flight." - Ernest Bramah

"Home they brought her warrior dead. She nor swoon'd, nor utter'd cry: All her maidens, watching said, 'She must weep or she will die." - Alfred Tennyson

"It is a condition of monsters that they do not perceive themselves as such. The dragon, you know, hunkered in the village devouring maidens, heard the townsfolk cry 'Monster!' and looked behind him." - Laini Taylor

"Maidens stand still, they are lovely statues and all admire them. Witches do not stand still. I was neither, but better that I err on the side of witchery, witchery that unlocks towers and empties ships." - Catherynne M Valente

"The third order, called Corinthian , is an imitation of the slenderness of a maiden; for the outlines and limbs of maidens, being more slender on account of their tender years, admit of prettier effects in the way of adornment." - Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

"...I do have to wonder what sort of childhood the Grimm brothers endured. They are not a merry bunch of storytellers, what with their children roasted by witches, maidens poisoned by old crones, and whatnot." - Libba Bray

"And beautiful maidens moved down in the dance, With the magic of motion and sunshine of glance; And white arms wreathed lightly, and tresses fell free As plumage of birds in some tropical tree." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"Yet marked O where the bolt of Cupid fell. It fell upon a little western flower, Before milk-white, now purple with love's wound, And maidens call it love-in-idleness." - William Shakespeare

"To a happy war!" Their laughter flowed out into the night and reached into the pass through the Dancing Maidens, where it echoed around the mountains with all the insane glee of an army of pyschopaths." - Stuart Hill

"Her name is Brienne, Jaime said. Brienne, the maid of Tarth. You are still maiden, I hope? Her broad homely face turned red. Yes. Oh, good, Jaime said. I only rescue maidens." - George R R Martin

"The third order, called Corinthian, is an imitation of the slenderness of a maiden; for the outlines and limbs of maidens, being more slender on account of their tender years, admit of prettier effects in the way of adornment." - Vitruvius

"Yet mark'd I where the bolt of Cupid fell: It fell upon a little western flower, Before milk-white, now purple with love's wound, And maidens call it love-in-idleness." - William Shakespeare

"She is not fair to outward view As many maidens be; Her loveliness I never knew Until she smiled on me: Oh! then I saw her eye was bright, A well of love, a spring of light." - Hartley Coleridge

"I wouldn't know how to write a weak female character. I read so much epic fantasy growing up, where you have these sword-wielding, in-your-face warrior maidens." - Richelle Mead

"[T]he House of Maidens was for little girls whose whole duty in life was to spill things, break things, and forget things . . . until they had spilled, broken, and forgotten everything they could, and thus made room in their lives for a little wisdom." - Marion Zimmer Bradley

"Some shout him, and some hang upon his ear, To gaze in his eyes, and bless him. Maidens waive Their 'kerchiefs, and old women weep for joy; While others, not so satisfied, unhorse The gilded equipage, and turning loose His steeds, usurp a place they well deserve." - William Cowper

"We are told in the Pentateuch, that god, the father of us all, gave thousands of maidens, after having killed their fathers, their mothers, and their brothers, to satisfy the brutal lusts of savage men. If there be a god, I pray him to write in his book, opposite my name, that I denied this lie for him." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"She dreams a lot. She dreams of Ondines and falling maidens and houses burning in the night. But search her dreams all you like and you'll never find Prince Charming. No knight on a white horse gallops into her dreams to carry her away. When she dreams of love, she dreams of smashed potatoes." - Jerry Spinelli

"Between the age limits of nine and fourteen there occur maidens who, to certain bewitched travelers, twice or many times older than they, reveal their true nature which is not human, but nymphic (that is, demoniac); and these chosen creatures I propose to designate as nymphets." - Vladimir Nabokov

"Perhaps there was more authentic danger in the photography that was banned - why shouldn't one be able to produce it? But this new enthusiasm finally caused us some trouble, and it suffices to say, if I remember correctly, that it was in this way that my thoughts turned to the young maidens." - Hans Bellmer

"The unicorn, through its intemperance and not knowing how to control itself, for the love it bears to fair maidens forgets its ferocity and wildness; and laying aside all fear it will go up to a seated damsel and go to sleep in her lap, and thus the hunters take it." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Between the age limits of nine and fourteen there occur maidens who, to certain bewitched travelers, twice or many times older than they, reveal their nature, which is not human, but nymphic (that is, demoniac); and these chosen creatures I propose to designate as 'nymphets." - Vladimir Nabokov

"The House of Maidens was for little girls whose whole duty in life was to spill things, break things, and forget things... until they had spilled, broken, and forgotten everything they could, and thus made room in their lives for a little wisdom." - Marion Zimmer Bradley

"People say that there are neither dragons to be killed nor distressed maidens to be rescued nowadays. I do not know, but I think I have dropped across one or two, nor do I feel sure whether the most mortal wounds have been inflicted by the dragons or by myself." - Samuel Butler (novelist)

"Soon enough his head would be swimming with tales of derring-do and high adventure, tales of beautiful maidens kissed, of evildoers shot with pistols or fought with swords, of bags of gold, of diamonds as big as the tip of your thumb, of lost cities and of vast mountains, of steam-trains and clipper ships, of pampas, oceans, deserts, tundra." - Neil Gaiman

"There's no denying that the way horror has been packaged in the past has done it no favours. Lurid black covers adorned with skulls, corpses crawling with insects and scantily clad maidens being chewed into by vampires - all good clean fun, but it doesn't do much to give the genre an air of respectability or seriousness to the casual browser." - Tim Lebbon

"If I have to pick one story that most influenced 'The Hunger Games,' it would be the Greek myth of Theseus, which I read when I was about 8 years old. In punishment for past deeds, Athens periodically had to send seven youths and seven maidens to a labyrinth. In the maze was this Minotaur, and it would eat them." - Suzanne Collins

"We think of medieval England as being a place of unbelievable cruelty and darkness and superstition. We think of it as all being about fair maidens in castles, and witch-burning, and a belief that the world was flat. Yet all these things are wrong." - Terry Jones

"There is a place in men's lives where pictures do in fact bleed, ghosts gibber and shriek, maidens run forever through mysterious landscapes from nameless foes; that place is, of course, the world of dreams and of the repressed guilts and fears that motivate them [i.e., the unconscious]. This world the dogmatic optimism and shallow psychology of the Age of Reason had denied; and yet this world it is the final, perhaps the essential, purpose of the gothic romance to assert." - Leslie Fiedler

"The monkish vows keep us far from that sink of vice that is the female body, but often they bring us close to other errors. Can I finally hide from myself the fact that even today my old age is still stirred by the noonday demon when my eyes, in choir, happen to linger on the beardless face of a novice, pure and fresh as a maidens?" - Umberto Eco

"Thou shalt not commit adultry is a command which makes no distinction between the following persons. They are all required to obey it: children at birth. Children in the cradle. School children. Youths and maidens. Fresh adults. Older ones. Men and women of 40. Of 50. Of 60. Of 70. Of 80. Of 100. The command does not distribute its burden equally, and cannot. It is not hard upon the three sets of children." - Mark Twain

"When hopes and dreams are loose in the streets, it is well for the timid to lock doors, shutter windows and lie low until the wrath has passed. For there is often a monstrous incongruity between the hopes, however noble and tender, and the action which follows them. It is as if ivied maidens and garlanded youths were to herald the four horsemen of the apocalypse ." - Eric Hoffer

"Bubble gum angels swooped from top margins or scraped their wings between teeming paragraphs, maidens with golden hair dripped sea blue tears into the books spine, grape-colored whales spouted blood around a newspaper item (pasted in) listing arrivals to the endangered spieces list. Six hatchlings cried from shattered shells near an entry made on Easter. Cecilia had filled the pages with a profusion of colors and curlicues, candyland ladders and striped shamrocks." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"I am a Prince," he replied, being rather dense. "It is the function of a Prince-value A-to kill monsters-value B-for the purpose of establishing order-value C-and maintaining a steady supply of maidens-value D. If one inserts the derivative of value A (Prince) into the equation y equals BC plus CD squared, and sets it equal to zero, giving the apex of the parabola, namely, the point of intersection between A (Prince) and B (Monster), one determines value E-a stable kingdom. It is all very complicated, and if you have a chart handy I can graph it for you." - Catherynne M Valente

"Then, Éowyn of Rohan, I say to you that you are beautiful. In the valleys of our hills there are flowers fair and bright, and maidens fairer still; but neither flower nor lady have I seen till now in Gondor so lovely, and so sorrowful. It may be that only a few days are left ere darkness falls upon our world, and when it comes I hope to face it steadily; but it would ease my heart, if while the Sun yet shines, I could see you still. For you and I have both passed under the wings of the Shadow, and the same hand drew us back." - J R R Tolkien

"Home they brought her warrior dead: She nor swooned, nor uttered cry: All her maidens, watching, said, 'She must weep or she will die.' Then they praised him, soft and low, Called him worthy to be loved, Truest friend and noblest foe; Yet she neither spoke nor moved. Stole a maiden from her place, Lightly to the warrior stepped, Took the face-cloth from the face; Yet she neither moved nor wept. Rose a nurse of ninety years, Set his child upon her knee- Like summer tempest came her tears- 'Sweet my child, I live for thee.' -Alfred Lord Tennyson" - Colleen Houck

"If I had lady-spider legs, I would weave a sky where the stars lined up. Matresses would be tied down tight to their trucks, bodies would never crash through windshields. The moon would rise above the wine-dark sea and give babies only to maidens and musicians who had prayed long and hard. Lost girls wouldn't need compasses or maps. They would find gingerbread paths to lead them out of the forest and home again. They would never sleep in silver boxes with white velvet sheets, not until they were wrinkled-paper grandmas and ready for the trip." - Laurie Halse Anderson

"He gave me the brochure. It was about the Hunters of Artemis. The front read, A WISE CHOICE FOR YOUR FUTURE! Inside were pictures of young maidens doing hunter stuff, chasing monsters, shooting bows. There were captions like: HEALTH BENEFITS: IMMORTALITY AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU! and A BOY-FREE TOMORROW! "I found that in Annabeth's backpack," Grover said. I stared at him. "I don't understand." "Well, it seems to me... maybe Annabeth was thinking about joining." I'd like to say I took the news well. The truth was, I wanted to strangle the Hunters of Artemis one eternal maiden at a time." - Rick Riordan

"That Ireland which we dreamed of would be the home of a people who valued material wealth only as a basis of right living, of a people who were satisfied with frugal comfort and devoted their leisure to the things of the spirit; a land whose countryside would be bright with cosy homesteads, whose fields and villages would be joyous with sounds of industry, the romping of sturdy children, the contests of athletic youths, the laughter of comely maidens; whose firesides would be the forums of the wisdom of serene old age." - Eamon De Valera

"place where man laughs, sings, picks flowers, chases butterflies and pets birds, makes love with maidens, and plays with children. Here he spontaneously reveals his nature, the base as well as the noble. Here also he buries his sorrows and difficulties and cherishes his ideals and hopes. It is in the garden that men discover themselves. Indeed one discovers not only his real self but also his ideal self?he returns to his youth. Inevitably the garden is made the scene of man's merriment, escapades, romantic abandonment, spiritual awakening or the perfection of his finer self." - Confucius

"Concluding a short series on sin: It is appalling to think of a power so strong that it can annihilate with the irresistible force of its grinding heel; but it is inspiring to consider an Almightiness that transforms the works of evil into the hand-maidens of righteousness and converts the sinner into the saint. And it is this latter power which eternal Love possesses and exhibits. He persistently dwells in the sinner until the sinner wakes up in His likeness and is satisfied with it." - Charles Brent



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