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noises Quotes

33 of the best book quotes about noises
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“At daybreak Rainsford, lying near the swamp, was awakened by a sound that made him know that he had new things to learn about fear.”
Richard Connell
author
The Most Dangerous Game
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Sanger Rainsford
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“After dinner the whole family stretched out on the benches and the floor of the depot and read, with the dictionary in the middle of the room so we kids could look up words we didn’t know...Occasionally, on those nights when we were all reading together, a train would thunder by, shaking the house and rattling the windows. The noise was thunderous, but after we’d been there a while, we didn’t even hear it.”
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“The ball screamed toward the pitcher and seemed suddenly to dive down at his feet. He grabbed it to throw to first and realized to his horror that he held only the cover. The rest of it, unraveling cotton thread as it rode, was headed into the outfield.”
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“A twisted dagger of smoke drifted up from the gun barrel. Fallen on one knee he groped for the bullet, sickened as it moved, and fell over as the forest flew upward, and she, making muted noises of triumph and despair, danced on her toes around the stricken hero.”
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“Wonderboy flashed in the sun. It caught the sphere where it was the biggest. A noise like a twenty-one gun salute cracked the sky.”
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“While pounding on the piano keys may produce noise, removing them doesn’t exactly further the creation of music.””
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“The air was strangely quiet. All the noises of the city were muted here into a distant hum, so unceasing that it seemed to belong to silence.”
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“There are sounds, of course, but compared to the marsh, the swamp is quiet because decomposition is cellular work.”
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“Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. ”
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“A screaming comes across the sky.”
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“The noise in this room was perfectly tumultuous, for there were more children there, than Scrooge in his agitated state of mind could count; and, unlike the celebrated herd in the poem, they were not forty children conducting themselves like one, but every child was conducting itself like forty.”
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“Get to that Zone where you can shut out all the noise, all the negativity and fear and distractions and lies, and achieve whatever you want, in whatever you do.”
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“She always camouflaged herself as a crowd. I’ve never been lonely, she said, but sometimes it’s hard to think above the noise.”
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“And then! Oh, the noise! Oh, the noise! Noise! Noise! Noise! There’s one thing I hate! All the NOISE! NOISE! NOISE! NOISE!”
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“The woman’s stomach stuck up so high I couldn’t see her face or the upper part of her body at all. She seemed to have nothing but an enormous spider-fat stomach and two little ugly spindly legs propped in the high stirrups and all the time the baby was being born she never stopped making this unhuman whooping noise.”
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“Goodnight stars Goodnight air Goodnight noises everywhere”
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“Only poetry or madness could do justice to the noises.”
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“The air was full of all the night noises that, taken together, make one big silence.”
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“You know what goes on in this world. They don’t understand. They don’t see that long after their laughter subsides, in search of the next cheap thrill, their victims are still hearing the taunts in their heads. A cacophony of degrading noise, poisoning perception.”
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“The word no, so short, so easy to say, a child’s sound, a noise more than a word, a short exhalation of air: all he had to do was part his lips, and the word would come out, and—and what?”
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“He felt very content. Just as he was dropping off to sleep his eyes snapped open. He had thought he heard a little noise... but no. All was quiet. His eyes closed again. In the morning there was no doubt about it. The noise actually woke him.”
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“They made such a noise that Michael came running, waving his arms and blowing his whistle. He planted himself in the center of the road, raised one hand to stop the traffic, and then beckoned with the other, the way policemen do, for Mrs. Mallard to cross over.”
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“Oh, the wonderful things Mr. Brown can do! ”
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″ He can go like a cow. He can go MOO MOO. ”
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“He can go like a bee. Mr Brown can BUZZ. How about you? Can you go BUZZ BUZZ”
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“He can go like the rain ... DIBBLE DIBBLE DIBBLE DOPP DIBBLE DIBBLE DIBBLE DIBBLE DOPP DOPP DOPP”
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“Mr. Brown can do it. How about you?”
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“BOOM BOOM BOOM Mr. Brown is a wonder! BOOM BOOM BOOM Mr. Brown makes thunder!”
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“BLURP BLURP SLURP SLURP COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK and HOO HOO HOO He can even SIZZLE SIZZLE”
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“Maybe YOU can, too. I think you ought to try.”
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“When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.”
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“By golly, what a place that kitchen was! The noise! And the steam! And the clatter of pots and pans! And the cooks all shouting! And the waiters all rushing in and out from the Dining-Room yelling the food orders to the cooks!”
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“He found a very nice hidey-hole. Mop needed his afternoon nap... but there were lots of gurgly, clanky noises. Mop said he was too hot. It wasn’t quite right.”

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