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"The telephone rang like a spoiled brat." - Ray Bradbury

"(He glared at them while it rang and rang and rang. Grimacing at the delay, Nick glanced toward Kody.) "Do necromancers not have voice mail?" - Nick" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"The bell just rang in the Tropical Atlantic... Hello Dolly..." - Lixion Avila

"She needed help, but God was in a meeting whenever she rang." - Tom Robbins

"When the phone rang, Parker was in the garage, killing a man." - Donald E Westlake

"And the sabbath rang slowly In the pebbles of the holy streams." - Dylan Thomas

"With many a stiff thwack, many a bang, Hard crab-tree and old iron rang." - Samuel Butler (poet)

"From the blood of Medusa Pegasus sprang. His hoof of heaven Like melody rang." - Eleanor Farjeon

"When that bell rang, I wanted to go out there and do my thing." - Gerry Cooney

"The birth of science rang the death-knell of an arbitrary and constantly interposing Supreme Power." - Annie Besant

"Phones rang constantly, as if the White House was conducting some kind of pardon telethon." - Barbara Olson

"Guess now who holds thee?'-'Death,' I said. But, there, The silver answer rang, . . . 'Not Death, but Love." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"When God rang the bell that ended the fight, the world cried out for one more round." - Jesse Jackson

"Over the field rang his clear voice calling: 'Death! Ride, ride to ruin and the world's ending!" - J R R Tolkien

"Women were like rivers, their banks were unreachable, the night often rang with the cries of the drowned." - Thomas Bernhard

"Over the field rang his clear voice calling: "Death! Ride, ride to ruin and the world's ending!" - J R R Tolkien

"[To a woman whose cellphone rang during a formal meeting:] You'd better answer that. It could be someone important." - Queen Elizabeth II

"The phone rang. I picked it up. "Kate Daniels" "It's me," Curran said. "I-" I hung up." - Ilona Andrews

"Ash sarcastically rang an invisible bell with his hand. "Ding, ding, ding. Give that boy a tropphy." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Very, very good Pavlov, all your dogs have barked when you rang the bell. Your test was successful." - Triple H

"Guess now who holds thee?-Death, I said. But there The silver answer rang-Not Death, but Love." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Okay, boys." Pestilence's grating voice rang out. "Kill the human and the mutt, and let's get this Apocalypse started!" - Larissa Ione

"No matter whether failure came A thousand different times, For one brief moment of success, Life rang its golden chimes." - George Eliot

"So I rang up British Telecom, I said 'I want to report a nuisance caller', he said 'Not you again'." - Frank Carson

"I can remember the first face-lift show that came on. I rang up everyone - are you watching? I'm watching." - Jennifer Saunders

"I ordered a wake-up call the other day. The phone rang and a woman's voice said, 'What the hell are you doing with your life?'" - Demetri Martin

"There is a brotherhood among the kindly- Closer and defter and more integral- Than any of aisle or coven- For love rang out before the chapel bell" - Mervyn Peake

"So I rang up a local building firm, I said 'I want a skip outside my house.' He said 'I'm not stopping you." - Tommy Cooper

"Songs of praise the angels sang, Heav'n with alleluias rang, when creation was begun, when God spoke and it was done." - James Montgomery

"After so long a pause that Marcia felt sure whoever it was must have gone away, the front doorbell rang again, a courteously brief 'still waiting." - Lloyd C. Douglas

"I woke up in a barnyard when I heard a farmer shout. Get away, boy, from my daughter, then a shot gun rang out." - Rod Stewart

"Everyone of them words rang true and glowed like burning coal, pouring off every page like it was written in my soul from me to you." - Bob Dylan

"I did actually sit down with a blank sheet of paper once. I think the phone rang and that was the end of my literary career." - Bill Nighy

"So I rang up my local swimming baths. I said 'Is that the local swimming baths?' He said 'It depends where you're calling from." - Tim Vine

"I rang room service, and asked for a bottle of Perrier, because while I was asleep someone had come in and carpeted my throat." - Alan Coren

"A Polish man had a bandage on each ear. What happened? "I was ironing, and the phone rang!" "What about the other ear?" "Had to call the doctor!"" - Henny Youngman

"Magic realism - somebody used that phrase the other day that is familiar with South American literature. That rang a bell. It resonates with me." - Sam Neill

"So I rang up a local building firm, I said 'I want a skip outside my house.' He said 'I'm not stopping you.'" - Tommy Cooper

"A friend of mine rang the box office to collect a ticket I'd reserved for her, and the girl said, 'Who's Lesley Manville?'" - Lesley Manville

"So I rang up a local building firm, I said 'I want a skip outside my house.' He said 'I'm not stopping you.'" - Tim Vine

"So I rang up my local swimming baths. I said 'Is that the local swimming baths?' He said 'It depends where you're calling from.'" - Tim Vine

"I rang Brian [Mulroney] up. I said, "What's this bloody nonsense. You've got a wheat trade with Iraq and you won't come aboard?" I said, "We've got a bloody big wheat trade too, so get your priorities right." And he said, "Okay, Bob. I'll come." I rang George and he was very appreciative." - Bob Hawke

"Wut 's words to them whose faith an' truth On war's red techstone rang true metal; Who ventered life an' love an' youth For the gret prize o' death in battle?" - James Russell Lowell

"Unlike landed white men, she didn't need to climb mountains to experience mystic panic. All she needed was to set her alarm dock for the next morning, wake when it rang, and go to class." - Sherman Alexie

"I got Robbie's mobile number and rang him. It went to his voicemail: 'Hi, it's Robbie - whazzup!' Like the Budweiser ad. I never called him back. I thought: 'I can't be f****** signing that'." - Roy Keane

"Reading any piece of writing aloud is an acid test, particularly when it comes to dialogue. There were writers I'd always admired who suddenly rang false when I spoke their words in our living room." - Anne Tyler

"I rang up Jay Kay, who's got one, and said: 'Can we borrow yours?' and he said, 'Yeah, if I can borrow your daughter, because it amounts to the same thing.'" - Jeremy Clarkson

"As metal rang on metal, some inner part of Jem, some part that had been lost without his even knowing it was lost, felt the pleasure of fighting together with Will one last time." - Cassandra Clare

"They were left in the lurch For want of more wadding - He ran to the church - ... With his arms full of hymnbooks... Rang his voice, Put Watts into 'em - Boys, give 'em Watts." - Bret Harte

"There was a long, brisk, decisive ring at the door. He continued working. After an interval the bell rang again, briefly, as though the light touch on the electric button had lost its assurance." - Robert William Chambers

"You rang, Mino- well, you're not really the Minor Master anymore, are you? What should I call you? (Asmodeus) Think of a polite term, demon. (Jericho) Mister Master it is. What can I do for you? (Asmodeus)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"You rang, Mino- well, you're not really the Minor Master anymore, are you? What should I call you? (Asmodeus) Think of a polite term, demon. (Jericho) Mister Master it is. What can I do for you? (Asmodeus)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"I rang my mother to thank her for giving birth to me and she said, "What choice had I? You were in there, how else were you going to get out?" - Marian Keyes

"Be forever dead in Eurydice-more gladly arise into the seamless life proclaimed in your song. Here, in the realm of decline, among momentary days, be the crystal cup that shattered even as it rang." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"I was in New York. Hitchcock was in California. He rang me to make a report on his progress and said, I'm having trouble. I've just sacked my second screenwriter" - Patricia Highsmith

"the title of Queen rang sweet to my ears, child though I was. ... This idea of a crown began running in my head then like a tune, and has been running a lot in it ever since." - Catherine The Great

"They put up this bloke's picture on Crimewatch UK with a phone number and said 'Have you seen this man?' Well my auntie rang them up and said 'No'." - Jasper Carrott

"Kylie and I were both taking piano lessons at the time and didn't think of acting. A friend rang mum up and said, 'How about bringing Kylie and Danielle in because they might be right for the part?" - Dannii Minogue

"My father lead by fear. I did what my father said 'cause I was scared of getting my ass beat. His voice rang so vividly in my head. That it was just...a fear." - Nelly

"My father lead by fear. I did what my father said "cause I was scared of getting my ass beat. His voice rang so vividly in my head. That it was just...a fear." - Nelly

"The Spanish PM rang me to say: 'I have the support of only 4 per cent of the people.' I said, 'Crikey, that's even less than think Elvis Presley is still alive.'" - Tony Blair

"Well, it was strange, because the phone rang and a teaching job turned up that sounded interesting. And I always did my own work. The Animals and a lot of Public Relations were done while I was doing commercial work." - Garry Winogrand

"Wut's words to them whose faith an' truth On war's red techstone rang true metal; Who ventered life an' love an' youth For the gret prize o' death in battle?" - James Russell Lowell

"While the hopeless ecstasy of his huge pentup spasm began, and sweet Candy's melodious voice rang out through the temple in truly mixed feelings: 'good grief-it 's daddy!" - Terry Southern

"And every one of them words rang true and glowed like burnin' coal. Pourin' off of every page, like it was written in my soul from me to you..." - Bob Dylan

"I was in a hotel room in Dallas, and I was jerking off so much and so sadly and pathetically, that the phone rang, and I thought it's them, they're complaining. ... "Sir, could you please stop?"" - Louis C K

"The day's blow rang out, metallic - or it was I, a bell awakened, and what I heard was my whole self saying and singing what it knew: I can" - Denise Levertov

"The phone rang in the comm. center. Ian consulted the monitor. "It's Dan." He pressed a button. "Kabra here." Dan's voice crackled through the attic. "Don't say it like that," he complained. "Your name still gives me heartburn." - Gordon Korman

"I'd just gotten into Los Angeles from Texas, where I live, and the phone rang and it was the guy calling about the Willie Nelson video. I was totally excited about it." - Corin Nemec

"I knew that my niece was working nearby with some bank, so my wife rang up the mother and the mother called back to say that shes just called up to say she was alright." - Lee Kuan Yew

"Richard Burton rang me up once and said, Do you know you're my only leading lady I've never slept with? I said, Well, please don't tell everybody, it's the worst image." - Julie Andrews

"Suddenly a single shot on the extreme left rang out on the clear morning air, followed quickly by several others, and the whole line pushed rapidly forward through the brush." - John Gibbon

"Let's pretend my career in music is a bell. Whether you like my music or not is up to you. But you've got to admit I rang that bell pretty hard and pretty often." - Henry Rollins

"I think he came to the front door and rang the bell, and Maggie let him in, and he said he had forgotten his key; so I think she must have been down stairs." - Lizzie Andrew Borden

"For the fee of $10,000, anyone could be escorted to a room, handed a loaded gun and offered another human to kill. The concept made me nauseous. But it also felt real, and rang bells with my more cynical side." - Eli Roth

"Kylie and I were both taking piano lessons at the time and didn't think of acting. A friend rang mum up and said, 'How about bringing Kylie and Danielle in because they might be right for the part?'" - Dannii Minogue

"I was in New York. Hitchcock was in California. He rang me to make a report on his progress and said, I'm having trouble. I've just sacked my second screenwriter." - Patricia Highsmith

"It rang and it rand and it rang. I looked at the screen one last time, then at Stuart, and then I reached my arm back and threw the phone as hard as I could (sadly, not that far), and it vanished into the snow. The eight-year-olds, who were truly fascinated with our every move at this point, chased after it. 'Lost it,' I said. 'Whoops." - Maureen Johnson

"When George Bush Senior [George HW Bush] was getting his alliance together to go into Iraq - to kick the Iraqis out of Kuwait - he rang me up. I was very close to George Bush Senior; I got to know him well as Vice President to Ronald Reagan. And George rang me up and said, "Oh, Bob," he said, "I'm having trouble with Brian [Mulroney]." He said, "He's got a big wheat trade with Iraq, and he doesn't want to upset that." I said, "You leave it with me."" - Bob Hawke

"Not far from here where we gather today is a symbol of freedom familiar to all Americans - the Liberty Bell. When the Declaration of Independence was first read in public, the Liberty Bell was sounded in celebration, and a witness said: "It rang as if it meant something."" - George W Bush

"I think there's just certain lyrics and certain forms of hip-hop that definitely rang true, again, to a lot of people's truth, but you don't necessarily want to hear someone using that as a just kind of a in-the-moment, fun, careless expression." - Solange Knowles

"Weird. I rang it three times." - Nekoda "There might be something with out condo." 'Other than the fact that it lived under a perpetual dismal cloud and was infested with roaches the size of his fist. It was probably over a hellmouth, too, that didn't allot for any kind of reception other than two cans joined by a length string.' - Nick" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"...as it turned out, growing up was just as she'd feared. One day when your alarm clock rang, you got up and realized you had someone else's thoughts in your head... or may be just your old ones, minus the hope." - Jodi Picoult

"Her name rang in Will's mind like the chime of a bell; he wondered if any other name on earth had such an inescapable resonance to it. She couldn't have been named something awful, could she, like Mildred. He couldn't imagine lying awake at night, staring up at the ceiling while invisible voices whispered 'Mildred' in his ears. But Tessa-" - Cassandra Clare

"Deliver me from Swedish furniture. Deliver me from clever art. And the phone rang and Tyler answered. "If you don't know what you want," the doorman said, "you end up with a lot you don't." May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect. Deliver me, Tyler, from being perfect and complete." - Chuck Palahniuk

"And this tenderness was not like That which a certain poet At the beginning of the century called true And, for some reason, quiet. No, not at all? It rang out, like the first waterfall, It crunched like the crust of bluish ice And it prayed with a swanlike voice, And it broke down right before our eyes." - Anna Akhmatova

"You're crazy," said her best friend, Angela, as the bell rang to signal five minutes before the first class on the first day back at school. "They said that about all the great visionaries." "You know who else they said it about?" Angela demanded. "All the actual crazy people." - Sarah Rees Brennan

"I was playing in the juniors at Wimbledon I forgot to turn my mobile phone off. It was lying there in my bag and it rang in the middle of a match, and it was one of my friends from school saying, 'Murray, you're on the telly!' I learnt from that. After that I always put my phone on silent." - Andy Murray

"A woman once rang me up and said, 'Mr. Escher, I am absolutely crazy about your work. In your print -Reptiles- you have given such a striking illustration of reincarnation.' I replied, 'Madam, if that's the way you see it, so be it.'" - M C Escher

"I went through a period in my life when I had no friends, when the phone never rang, when I thought I would die from loneliness. I know that the real blessing here isn't that I have a book published, but that I have so many people to thank." - Louise Penny

"I'm saying a prayer. Maybe you ought to, too. It's going to take us a miracle to get through this." Whether he was serious or not, Claire sent the prayer up toward heaven, and she thought the others did, too. So it seemed kind of miraculous when the doorbell rang. "At least they're getting more polite when they try to kill us," Shane said." - Rachel Caine

"I didn't realize I was crying until it was time to say the blinding words. 'I do,' I managed to choke out in a nearly unintelligible whisper... When it was his turn to speak, the words rang clear and victorious. 'I do,' he vowed." - Stephenie Meyer

"Vee lowered her lashes and smiled wickedly. "This class isn't going to teach me anything I don't already know." "Vee? As in virgin?" "Not so loud." She winked just as the bell rang, sending us both to our seats, which were side by side at our shared table." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"We had just paid the check when Dimitri's cell phone rang. "Hello?" he answered. And like that, his face transformed. That fierceness I so associated with him softened, and he practically glowed. "No, no. It's always a good time for you to call, Roza." Whatever the response on the other end was, it made him smile." - Richelle Mead

"She opened up a book of poems and handed it to me written by an Italian poet from the 13th century and every one of them words rang true and glowed like burning coal pouring off of every page like it was written in my soul from me to you." - Bob Dylan

"One cold gusty night in December a boy rang the bell of the doctor's house in Shawgate, and when Susan came to the door left word that there had been an accident to a dancer at the local theatre and would the doctor please come at once." - James Hilton

"Oh, ship ahoy! rang out the cry; Oh, give us water or we die! A voice came o'er the waters far, Just drop your bucket where you are. And then they dipped and drank their fill Of water fresh from mead and hill; And then they knew they sailed upon The broad mouth of the Amazon." - Sam Walter Foss

"I did' realize I was crying until it was time to say the blinding words. "I do," I managed to choke out in a nearly unintelligible whisper... When it was his turn to speak, the words rang clear and victorious. "I do," he vowed." - Stephenie Meyer

"Weird. I rang it three times." - Nekoda "There might be something with out condo." "Other than the fact that it lived under a perpetual dismal cloud and was infested with roaches the size of his fist. It was probably over a hellmouth, too, that did' allot for any kind of reception other than two cans joined by a length string." - Nick" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"You're crazy," said her best friend, Angela, as the bell rang to signal five minutes before the first class on the first day back at school. "They said that about all the great visionaries." "You know who else they said it about?" Angela demanded. "All the actual crazy people." - Sarah Rees Brennan

"I made a concerned effort to focus. There was something I needed to say. The most important thing. I love you," I said, but it sounded like singing. My voice rang and shimmered like a bell. As i love you,"He told me." - Stephenie Meyer

"Shall I describe the happiness it gave me to go into the classroom and pick up the chalk? ... It seemed to me the supreme, heartbreaking happiness to enter a classroom carrying a register as that bell rang, and start a lesson with the mysterious air of one about to unfold wonders." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"He knew that these creatures were dead, that they were reanimated echoes who wore the disguise of the people they had once been, but Tom's words rang in his mind. They used to be people. How could he strike them? How could he hurt them? Children, women, old people. Lost souls." - Jonathan Maberry

"No clouds gathered in the skies and the polluted streams became clear, whilst celestial music rang through the air and the angels rejoiced with gladness. With no selfish or partial joy but for the sake of the law they rejoiced, for creation engulfed in the ocean of pain was now to obtain release." - Gautama Buddha

"I was sitting in a caf in London with my husband and baby daughter when my phone rang with the news! I feel so incredibly lucky and honored to be nominated, and so grateful to be part of the family that is The Killing." - Mireille Enos

"I always used to reach for the cigarette when the phone rang, and I figured nobody would ever call me in Tokyo. The time difference is so profound it's, like, already September in Tokyo, and I figured nobody would be able to work it out." - David Sedaris

"A gunshot rang out, blasting a hole in the door. A crossbow quarrel zinged through the hole and stuck quivering into the opposite wall. Seth heard the rocking horse clattering down the staircase, the twang of bowstrings, and the overlapping beat of several other projectiles thudding against the door. "That was awesome," Seth told Kendra. "You're psychotic," Kendra replied." - Brandon Mull

"I walked all around it [the Guggenheim Bilbao] and couldn't find one clear, clean shot. To make things worse, the weather was lousy. Nothing about this rang commercial money shot. In a situation like this there's only one thing to do: forget about pleasing editors, please yourself." - Robert Polidori

"The words of the great French anthem rang out over the town square, sung for the first time by liberated Frenchmen in the free capital of Normandy and sung with such a feeling of life and warmth as has not been heard in France for four years." - Larry LeSueur

"The good psychic would pick up the phone before it rang. Of course it is possible there was no one on the other line. Once she said God Bless you I said, I didn't sneeze She looked deep into my eyes and said, You will, eventually. And damn it if she wasn't right. Two days later I sneezed." - Ellen Degeneres

"The good psychic would pick up the phone before it rang. Of course it is possible there was noone on the other line. Once she said "God Bless you" I said, "I didn't sneeze" She looked deep into my eyes and said, "You will, eventually." And damn it if she wasn't right. Two days later I sneezed." - Ellen Degeneres

"Someone once said, if you scratch a cynic, and you'll find a disappointed idealist. That really rang a bell with me - because I recognized that, within me, there is this flame, of wishing it were better, wishing people had better lives, that there was more of an authentic sharing and harmony with nature." - George Carlin

"I rang the bell of this small bed-and breakfast place, whereupon a lady appeared at an outside window. "What do you want?", she asked. "I want to stay here", I replied. "Well, stay there then", she said and closed the window." - Chic Murray

"I'm going to name drop like an idiot now, but Bono rang me up once, right? I don't know how he got my number, but I, ever so stupidly, and obviously thought it was one of my mates mocking about. So I was like, "Yeah, whatever." And it was him, but I even went to him, "That's not even a good Irish accent!"" - Noel Fielding

"And this tenderness was not like That which a certain poet At the beginning of the century called true And, for some reason, quiet. No, not at all It rang out, like the first waterfall, It crunched like the crust of bluish ice And it prayed with a swanlike voice, And it broke down right before our eyes." - Anna Akhmatova

"It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly, a shot rang out! A door slammed. The maid screamed. Suddenly, a pirate ship appeared on the horizon! While millions of people were starving, the king lived in luxury. Meanwhile, on a small farm in Kansas, a boy was growing up." - Charles M Schulz

"For me, it is very important to believe in the kind of movies I do. 'Rang De Basanti' made me feel good about Indian cinema. The movie instilled in me a confidence so strong, that I wanted to be a part of the revolution in Bollywood." - Vir Das

"I don't tweet, Twitter, email, Facebook, look book, no kind of book. I have a land line phone at my home - that's the only phone I have. If my phone rang every day like everyone else around me, I would lose my mind." - Patti Labelle

"My sister, Swede, who often sees to the nub, offered this: People fear miracles because they fear being changed-though ignoring them will change you also. Swede said another thing, too, and it rang in me like a bell: No miracle happens without a witness. Someone to declare, Here's what I saw. Here's how it went. Make of it what you will." - Leif Enger

"When I was sent the script for 'Homeland,' I didn't think anything of it. Three months later, my manager rang and said: 'They are interested in you.' I read it and I realised, 'Yes, I do want this.' Then I got an email saying I'd got it." - David Harewood

"After a pretty amazing year that included more wins than I thought possible, I rang in 2013 by watching the Times Square ball drop on TV... and then heading directly to bed. It might not have been the typical New Year's Eve for a 21-year-old, but what can I say? It was a training night!" - Ashley Wagner

"I'll tell you how it happened. The phone rang. Paul, my agent, goes, 'Would you like to play Meryl Streep's?' I said, 'Yeeees! I'll do it, whatever it is.' He said, 'It's Mamma Mia!.' I said, 'Oh no, which character? The fat friend?" - Julie Walters

"My dad was a congressman, and he taught me at a very early age, 'They voted for me, they view me as theirs, and I am.' Our family's phone in Memphis was always listed. It rang all day and all night." - Harold Ford Jr

"When I voted against the cap-and-trade bill, the phone rang and it was the chief of staff of the president of the United States of America, Rahm Emanuel, and he started swearing at me in terms and words that I hadn't heard since that crossing the line ceremony on the USS New Jersey in 1983." - Eric Massa

"So when the great word "Mother!" rang once more, I saw at last its meaning and its place; Not the blind passion of the brooding past, But Mother - the World's Mother - come at last, To love as she had never loved before - To feed and guard and teach the human race." - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"There was only one punch. Tony Blair rang me and he said 'Are you OK?' and I said 'Yes', and he said 'Well, what happened?' and I said 'I was just carrying out your orders. You told us to connect with the electorate, so I did." - John Prescott

"There's no excuse, it's just an opportunity that presented in a limited way and that happened and as soon as the press rang me I didn't deny it I just said 'that's it' and I had to go home and explain it." - John Prescott

"When I saw 'Legally Blonde' on Broadway, I rang my agent and said 'I want to be seen for this,' but the rest weren't big choices, really. 'Hedda Gabler' was a phone call offering it to me, and as I've said before quite embarrassingly, I didn't know the play, so I didn't sit there thinking 'I would now like to tackle Ibsen.'" - Sheridan Smith

"Two years ago I hadn't even thought of the Woman in White, and I was doing a television show and I said I hadn't found a story and the next day somebody rang me and said have you ever thought of the Woman in White." - Andrew Lloyd Webber

"Coming from a little suburban town, I wasn't a hip city kid. I was quite the opposite, really. Songs like 'Saturday's Kids' rang a bell for kids all over the country. That song was about the kids I grew up with." - Paul Weller

"When I see films like 'Lagaan' and 'Rang De Basanti,' I feel, 'Why can't I do work like this?' Then you think and realise you need to learn more to make this kind of a film or write this kind of a film. Also, somewhere down the line, you need to be brave." - Rohit Shetty

"It was 1953, and I was still at school. I'd borrowed a silent French film from the library for my 9.5mm projector. It was by Jean Epstein, and it was awful. So I rang the library and asked if they had anything else. They said they had 'Napoleon Bonaparte and the French Revolution.'" - Kevin Brownlow

"I was nine or 10 years old and my father was sacked on Christmas Day. He was a manager, the results had not been good, he lost a game on December 22 or 23. On Christmas Day, the telephone rang and he was sacked in the middle of our lunch." - Jose Mourinho

"My mobile rang around lunchtime one day, and it was George Michael. He wanted to come in on Friday. We were like, 'okay, if that's what you want'. And he was a very good guest. That's a real exception to the rule." - Graham Norton

"I met Gemma, my wife, when she was 12. She had a schoolgirl crush on me and her dad had arranged for her to meet me. Later, she started coming to my concerts, but I only got to know her well after her mother died. I rang to see how she was, and that's how it started." - Gary Numan

"Huge knots of sea-weed hung upon the jagged and pointed stones, trembling in every breath of wind; and the green ivy clung mournfully round the dark and ruined battlements. Behind it rose the ancient castle, its towers roofless, and its massive walls crumbling away, but telling us proudly of its own might and strength, as when, seven hundred years ago, it rang with the clash of arms, or resounded with the noise of feasting and revelry." - Charles Dickens

"Cole grasped a handful of vials and syringes with one hand and dumped them on the island in front of me. They rolled and whirled in misshapen circles on the counter surface. "Here are our options." My ears rang. "We have more than one?" "Three, precisely," Cole said. He pointed to each in turn. "That one makes you a wolf. That one makes me a wolf. That one gives us both seizures." - Maggie Stiefvater

"I've got a gig," Jim said. I sat up in my bed, wide-awake. A gig was good- I needed the money. "Half." "Third." "Half." "Thirty-five percent." Jim's voice hardened. "Half." The phone went silent as my former Guild partner mulled it over. "Okay, forty." I hung up.(...) The phone rang. I let it ring twice before I picked it up. "Fine." Jim's voice had a hint of a snarl in it. "Half." - Ilona Andrews

"As we drew near to the gates of Dother Hall the old bell in the belfry rang out. I said, 'I must go in, it's nigh on ten of the clock.' He half-turned away from me, his jacket collar hiding his expression. Was he angry? Disappointed?" Jo looked intently and I said, "Hungry?" Jo ignored me, but as she passed by acting out walking away from Phil, she allowed her hand to slap against my head." - Louise Rennison

"I have heard of a monk who in his cell had a glorious vision of Jesus revealed to him. Just then a bell rang, which called him away to distribute loaves of bread among the poor beggars at the gate. He was sorely tried as to whether he should lose a scene so inspiring. He went to his act of mercy; and when he came back the vision remained more glorious than ever." - Theodore L. Cuyler

"The normal citizen looked at us and saw a mixture of gangster, hippy, criminal and ape. Once somebody rang us up with a nice voice and asked if they could do a feature article on us about how a commune works. They came and asked us questions, took our photos and disappeared. One week later the article appeared and it said: 'This kind of community stinks and if this is the future of Germany then we need Adolf back.'" - Chris Karrer

"...and our footsteps rang and echoed till it sounded like the room was full of dancers, the house calling up all the people who had danced here across centuries of spring evenings, gallant girls seeing gallant boys off to war, old men and women straight-backed while outside their world disintegrated and the new one battered at their doors, all of them bruised and all of them laughing, welcoming us into their long lineage." - Tana French

"When his phone rang, he had to dig through his pocket to find it, and his fingers brushed against a pair of tiny earbuds he and Kat had last used in Monte Carlo. Hale smiled a little, realizing he hadn't worn the tux in ages. It was just one of many ways his life had change in the years since a girl named Katarina Bishop crawled into his window and into his life." - Double Crossed by Ally Carter" - Ally Carter

"I'm saying a prayer. Maybe you ought to, too. It's going to take us a miracle to get through this." Whether he was serious or not, Claire sent the prayer up toward heaven, and she thought the others did, too. So it seemed kind of miraculous when the doorbell rang. "At least they"re getting more polite when they try to kill us," Shane said." - Rachel Caine

"The word 'ivory' rang in the air, was whispered, was sighed. You would think they were praying to it. A taint of imbecile rapacity blew through it all, like a whiff from some corpse. By Jove! I've never seen anything so unreal in my life. And outside, the silent wilderness surrounding this cleared speck on the earth struck me as something great and invincible, like evil or truth, waiting patiently for the passing away of this fantastic invasion." - Joseph Conrad

"At 8 o'clock in the morning a dense throng of workers - almost 10,000 - assembled in the square, which the police had already occupied well ahead of time. Karl Liebknecht's voice then rang out: 'Down with the War! Down with the Government!' The police immediately rushed at him. For the first time since the beginning of the war open resistance to it had appeared on the streets of the capital. The ice was broken." - Paul Frolich

"As the bus slowed down at the crowded bus stop, the Pakistani bus conductor leaned from the platform and called out, "Six only!" The bus stopped. He counted on six passengers, rang the bell, and then, as the bus moved off, called to those left behind: "So sorry, plenty of room in my heart - but the bus is full." He left behind a row of smiling faces. It's not what you do, it's the way that you do it." - Edwin Francis Gay

"It was scary. But it was so liberating. I thought, This is not predetermined - I get to choose. There are some days where I have to choose five times in a day. I had to make a choice when you called and the phone rang, whether I'm going to show up and be me, or whether I'm going to say what I think I'm supposed to say and get off the phone." - Brene Brown

"As the bus slowed down at the crowded bus stop, the Pakistani bus conductor leaned from the platform and called out, Six only! The bus stopped. He counted on six passengers, rang the bell, and then, as the bus moved off, called to those left behind: So sorry, plenty of room in my heart - but the bus is full. He left behind a row of smiling faces. It's not what you do, it's the way that you do it." - Francis Gay

"When his phone rang, he had to dig through his pocket to find it, and his fingers brushed against a pair of tiny earbuds he and Kat had last used in Monte Carlo. Hale smiled a little, realizing he had' worn the tux in ages. It was just one of many ways his life had change in the years since a girl named Katarina Bishop crawled into his window and into his life." - Double Crossed by Ally Carter" - Ally Carter



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