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    The rope longed-for her beloved, the ceiling hook. The suspended body; a harbinger of good news. Love was lost. Love was found.

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    There are a world of answers, outside the loop.

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    All they want to do is tie the poem to a chair with a rope and torture a confession out of it. They begin beating it with a hose to find out what it really means.

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    What is left when there is no love? A rope and rock.

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    Ah, we men and women are like ropes drawn tight with strain that pull us in different directions.

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    Ah!" I cried, springing up. "But no! no! My uncle shall never know it. He would insist upon doing it too. He would want to know all about it. Ropes could not hold him, such a determined geologist as he is! He would start, he would, in spite of everything and everybody, and he would take me with him, and we should never get back. No, never! never!" My over-excitement was beyond all description.

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    By the second tour I had rice cakes and hummus with me, and I was jumping rope in my room.

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    Arrogance rides triumphantly through the gates, barely glancing at the old woman about to cut the rope and spring shut the trap.

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    Around existence twine, (Oh, bridge that hangs across the gorge!) ropes of twisted vine.

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    Beginning a new habit, or ending an old one can feel like letting go of a rope that swings a mile above the ground. So we feel reluctant to let go, after all, we've survived so far doing what we've done, why risk it.

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    A man called, wanting to borrow a rope. "You cannot have it," said Nasrudin. "Why not?" "Because it is in use." "But I can see it just lying there, on the ground." "That's right: that's its use.

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    And his hands would plait the priest's entrails, For want of a rope, to strangle kings.

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    At one time, I wanted to be a WWE wrestler. I still do. I want to go in the ring once and mess around and jump off the ropes and do a Stone Cold stunt.

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    If I do hit that rope and do a hop, skip and a jump and get up as high as I can, I'm just going to hold my breath, because I know i'm going to hear all kinds of scar tissue popping.

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    Every bit as visceral and hypnotic as its award-winning predecessor, On the Ropes is a tour-de-force of fluid, yet detailed storytelling.

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    Great blunders are often made, like large ropes, of a multitude of fibers. Take the cable thread by thread, take separately all the little determining motives, you break them one after another, and you say: that is all! Wind them and twist them together, they become an enormity.

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    I danced along a colored wind/ Dangled from a rope of sand

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    I'd go to Coney Island to hang out, and I saw a magician doing a rope trick on the boardwalk. I was fascinated. I guess that's how it started.

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    Having to wander through a maze of ropes at an airport or bank even when you are the only person in line.

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    How easy it is for a fantasy to grab hold of your foot like a rope, and dangle your life upside down while brigands go through your pockets. Deal with the life you've got. Solve the problems you have, rather than fantasizing about a life without them.

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    I am constantly working out-circuit training, jumping rope, and stair-stepping, and sticking to 1200 calories a day. It can't be something that you're doing to lose weight, and then once you do, you're done. I do it every day of my life.

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    I don't really believe in 'directions' in art; the rope twists as you follow it, that's all.

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    I feel like I'm still learning the ropes of how television works. Obviously I have good folks surrounding me on different shows. It's funny because sometimes in film I'm sort of the third guy to the left, you can be as insane as you want to be as that guy.

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    I rope steers in team roping events. There's a header and a heeler on a roping team, and I'm the heeler.

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    I hope no one asks me to show them the ropes; I have no idea where they are. Maybe I could pull some strings and find out.

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    I'm so fat and I'm so depressed; last night I tried to hang myself - but the rope broke.

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    I never had any desire to get a tattoo. If I was ever going to get one, I would get a plain anchor with a rope around it, the most unimaginative possible tattoo, like Popeye had.

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    If school days are the happiest days of your life, I'm hanging myself with my skip-rope tonight.

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    If you are in a deep dark well with no rope to climb, hold on to the hope, because it is also a strong rope!

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    I'll fight anybody who grabs the rope to hang themselves.

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    I tied down time with a rope but it came back. Then I put my head in a death bowl and my eyes shut up like clams. They didn't come back.

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    I tend to avoid televisions, politics, and places with velvet ropes.

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    It makes Faith think of a hammock in their yard, a web of rope that she thought would unravel the first time she leaned back on it, but that managed to support her all the same.

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    It was rumored, in 1946, that the hangman in Nuremberg adjusted the nooses of some of the condemned to magnify the pain of suffocation. Such sadism was not called for then and is not called for now. But if fornication is wrong, there is no denying that it can bring pleasure. The death of Saddam Hussein at rope's end brings a pleasure that is undeniable, and absolutely chaste in its provenance.

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    I've looked that old scoundrel death in the eye many times but this time I think he has me on the ropes.

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    I've never seen a truly great fighter get knocked onto the ropes unconscious... knocked out cold before... and I saw Roy Jones get knocked out twice in a row.

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    I will venture to go... but remember that you must hold the ropes.

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    Let people return to making knots on ropes, instead of writing.

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    Music is a uniter, so anything that has to do with VIP and ropes and barriers is not my way. Sometimes I have to deal with it, and sometimes I'm put behind those barriers, but I do all I can to bring it down.

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    Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the Superman-a rope over an abyss. A dangerous crossing, a dangerous wayfaring, a dangerous looking-back, a dangerous trembling and halting

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    Man, you’re a regular Bonnie Parker.” “A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.” Jesse found that hysterical. “Did Willie say that?” “Nope, Mae West. Now, how do I get on this thing in a skirt?

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    My sex life is like shooting pool with a rope!

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    Nixon is the kind of guy who, if you were drowning twenty feet from shore, would throw you a fifteen-foot rope.

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    Prayer is a long rope with a strong hold.

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    One can lynch a person without a rope or tree.

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    No prison can hold me; no hand or leg irons or steel locks can shackle me. No ropes or chains can keep me from my freedom.

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    Once released from life, having lost it in such violence, I couldn’t calculate my steps. I didn’t have time for contemplation. In violence it is the getting out that you concentrate on. When you begin to go over the edge, life receding from you as a boat recedes inevitably from the shore, you hold on to death tightly, like a rope that will transport you, and you swing out on it, hoping to land away from where you are.

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    Owing to ignorance of the rope the rope appears to be a snake; owing to ignorance of the Self the transient state arises of the individualized, limited, phenomenal aspect of the Self.

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    Sex after 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope. Even putting my cigar in its holder is a thrill.

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    Republicans and conservatives have to figure out that Democrats have plenty of rope to hang themselves on their own. But you have to give voters a reason to vote for you as well.