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Top Of The Ladder quotes by Jenny Han
#1. You look…exactly the same."
Gulp. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? "I do?" I get up on my tiptoes. "I think I've grown at least an inch since eighth grade." And my boobs are at least a little bigger. Not much. Not that I want John to notice--I'm just saying.
"No, you look…just like how I remembered you." John Ambrose reaches out, and I think he's trying to hug me but he's only trying to take my bag from me, and there's a brief but strange dance that mortifies me but he doesn't seem to notice. "So thanks for inviting me."
"Thanks for coming."
"Do you want me to take this stuff up for you?"
"Sure," I say.
John takes the bag from me and looks inside. "Oh, wow. All of our old snacks! Why don't you climb up first and I'll pass it to you." So that's what I do: I scramble up the ladder and he climbs up behind me. I'm crouched, arms outstretched, waiting for him to pass me the bag.
But when he gets halfway up the ladder, he stops and looks up at me and says, "You still wear your hair in fancy braids."
I touch my side braid. Of all the things to remember about me. Back then, Margot was the one who braided my hair. "You think it looks fancy?"
"Yeah. Like…expensive bread."
I burst out laughing. "Bread!"
"Yeah. Or…Rapunzel."
I get down on my stomach, wriggle over to the edge, and pretend like I'm letting down my hair for him to climb. He climbs up to the top of the ladder and passes me the bag, which I take, and then he grin #Quote by Jenny Han
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Bobby Knight
#2. The biggest difficulty in getting to the top of the ladder is getting through the crowd at the bottom. #Quote by Bobby Knight
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Joseph Campbell
#3. Midlife is when you reach the top of the ladder and find that it was against the wrong wall. #Quote by Joseph Campbell
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Henry Blackaby
#4. Wouldn't it be a tragedy to get to the top of the ladder and find you placed it against the wrong wall? #Quote by Henry Blackaby
Top Of The Ladder quotes by James Lovegrove
#5. Hierarchy and discipline gave shape to the world;that was what he had always believed.Life was made easy by adherence toa rigid structure.But maybe that only really worked when you were at the top of the ladder,when you were doing well.The further down the rungs you went,the more of a victim of circumstances you became and the less it mattered whether or not you were in control. #Quote by James Lovegrove
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Jack Canfield
#6. You don't want to get to the top of the ladder only to find out you had it leaning up against the wrong wall. #Quote by Jack Canfield
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Joseph Campbell
#7. There is perhaps nothing worse than reaching the top of the ladder
and discovering that you're on the wrong wall. #Quote by Joseph Campbell
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Aliza Licht
#8. If you get to the top of the ladder by pushing people off, you'll find that there won't be a ladder left or people to help you get back down. #Quote by Aliza Licht
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Therese De Lisieux
#9. All God asks of you is good will. From the top of the ladder He looks lovingly upon you, and soon, touched by your fruitless efforts, He will Himself come down, and, taking you in His Arms, will carry you to His Kingdom never again to leave Him. But should you cease to raise your foot, you will be left for long on the earth. #Quote by Therese De Lisieux
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Robert H. Schuller
#10. Some people are at the top of the ladder, some are in the middle, still more are at the bottom, and a whole lot more don't even know there is a ladder. #Quote by Robert H. Schuller
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Rajneesh
#11. People go on postponing everything that is meaningful. Tomorrow they will laugh; today, money has to be gathered ... more money, more power, more things, more gadgets. Tomorrow they will love - today there is no time. But tomorrow never comes, and one day they find themselves burdened with all kinds of gadgets, burdened with money. They have come to the top of the ladder - and there is nowhere to go except to jump in a lake. #Quote by Rajneesh
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Richard Rodriguez
#12. Affirmative action ignores our society's real minorities - members of the disadvantaged classes, no matter what their race. We have this ludicrous bureaucratic sense that certain racial groups, regardless of class, are minorities. So what happens is those "minorities" at the very top of the ladder get chosen for everything. #Quote by Richard Rodriguez
Top Of The Ladder quotes by John Updike
#13. An old essay by John Updike begins, 'We live in an era of gratuitous inventions and negative improvements.' That language is general and abstract, near the top of the ladder. It provokes our thinking, but what concrete evidence leads Updike to his conclusion ? The answer is in his second sentence : 'Consider the beer can.' To be even more specific, Updike was complaining that the invention of the pop-top ruined the aesthetic experience of drinking beer. 'Pop-top' and 'beer' are at the bottom of the ladder, 'aesthetic experience' at the top. #Quote by John Updike
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Walter Kaufmann
#14. Not all deceptions are palatable. Untruths are too easy to come by, too quickly exploded, too cheap and ephemeral to give lasting comfort. Mundus vult decipi, but there is a hierarchy of deceptions.
Near the bottom of the ladder is journalism: a steady stream of irresponsible distortions that most people find refreshing although on the morning after, or at least within a week, it will be stale and flat.
On a higher level we find fictions that men eagerly believe, regardless of the evidence, because they gratify some wish.
Near the top of the ladder we encounter curious mixtures of untruth and truth that exert a lasting fascination on the intellectual community. #Quote by Walter Kaufmann
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Dave Ramsey
#15. Without a mission statement, you may get to the top of the ladder and then realize it was leaning against the wrong building! #Quote by Dave Ramsey
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Virginia Woolf
#16. The gruff murmur, irregularly broken by the taking out of pipes and the putting in of pipes which had kept on assuring her, though she could not hear what was said (as she sat in the window which opened on the terrace), that the men were happily talking; this sound, which had lasted now half an hour and had taken its place soothingly in the scale of sounds pressing on top of her, such as the tap of balls upon bats, the sharp, sudden bark now and then, "How's that? How's that?" of the children playing cricket, had ceased; so that the monotonous fall of the waves on the beach, which for the most part beat a measured and soothing tattoo to her thoughts and seemed consolingly to repeat over and over again as she sat with the children the words of some old cradle song, murmured by nature, "I am guarding you––I am your support," but at other times suddenly and unexpectedly, especially when her mind raised itself slightly from the task actually in hand, had no such kindly meaning, but like a ghostly roll of drums remorselessly beat the measure of life, made one think of the destruction of the island and its engulfment in the sea, and warned her whose day had slipped past in one quick doing after another that it was all ephemeral as a rainbow––this sound which had been obscured and concealed under the other sounds suddenly thundered hollow in her ears and made her look up with an impulse of terror. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Top Of The Ladder quotes by John Keats
#17. In passing however I must say of one thing that has pressed upon me lately and encreased my Humility and capability of submission and that is this truth - Men of Genius are great as certain ethereal Chemicals operating on the Mass of neutral intellect - but they have not any individuality, any determined Character - I would call the top and head of those who have a proper self Men of Power. #Quote by John Keats
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Rodney Dangerfield
#18. I'm sitting on top of the world, and I've got hemorrhoids. #Quote by Rodney Dangerfield
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Phylicia Rashad
#19. Let me just say that to imagine racism does not exist is imagination. And to imagine that it does not create its own set of problems is true imagination. So let's not imagine that racism is gone, extinguished, because it's not. We are seeing this in the top levels of the political arena, and we are seeing it very, very plainly. #Quote by Phylicia Rashad
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Virginia Woolf
#20. For if it is rash to walk into a lion's den unarmed, rash to navigate the Atlantic in a rowing boat, rash to stand on one foot on top of St. Paul's, it is still more rash to go home alone with a poet. A poet is Atlantic and lion in one. While one drowns us the other gnaws us. If we survive the teeth, we succumb to the waves. A man who can destroy illusions is both beast and flood. Illusions are to the soul what atmosphere is to the earth. Roll up that tender air and the plant dies, the colour fades. The earth we walk on is a parched cinder. It is marl we tread and fiery cobbles scorch our feet. By the truth we are undone. Life is a dream. 'Tis waking that kills us. He who robs us of our dreams robs us of our life - (and so on for six pages if you will, but the style is tedious and may well be dropped). #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Lauren Greenfield
#21. The people in the popular group say there is no peer pressure because they are at the top of the food chain. Really what they are doing is just eating away at everybody else. #Quote by Lauren Greenfield
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Gail Collins
#22. The Tea Party people say they're angry about socialism, but maybe they're really angry about capitalism. If there's a sense of being looked down upon, it's that sense of failure that's built into a system that assures everyone they can make it to the top, but then reserves the top for only a tiny fraction of the strivers. #Quote by Gail Collins
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Daniel Defoe
#23. I could not forbear getting up to the top of a little mountain, and looking out to sea, in hopes of seeing a ship : then fancy that, at a vast distance, I spied a sail, please myself with the hopes of it, and, after looking steadily, till I was almost blind, lose it quite, and sit down and weep like a child, and thus increase my misery by my folly. #Quote by Daniel Defoe
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Edward Cline
#24. When he had finished placing the objects that would be a part of the portrait, the artist asked his subject, "Why do you wish to include the top, milord?" He paused. "I ask this so that I may better understand its place in the portrait." "Because, when it is set in motion, it stands by its own rules. Then it is not an inert thing, like a tree, or a rock." Westcott had smiled. "Ah! But your hand must set it in motion, milord. So it cannot be as independent as you say." "It is the symbol of a soul, Mr. Westcott. Or of a mind. Every man has one, and it is like a top, fashioned by himself. He must keep it upright, by his own hand. He must exert the effort. Otherwise it will topple, and lay inert and useless within himself, not a living thing at all. Or another hand may set it in motion, and then he will have no say in its motion or course." Hugh paused. "This top has sentimental value to me, sir, and I wish to remember it. #Quote by Edward Cline
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Lucy Hawking
#25. I was never top of the class at school, but my classmates must have seen potential in me, because my nickname was Einstein. #Quote by Lucy Hawking
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Kate Bush
#26. My first Top of the Pops I didn't want to do. I was terrified. I'd never done television before. Seeing the video afterwards was like watching myself die. #Quote by Kate Bush
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Rajneesh
#27. Freedom is a ladder: one side of the ladder reaches hell, the other side touches heaven. It is the same ladder; the choice is yours. #Quote by Rajneesh
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Victor Hugo
#28. The sunshine was delightful, the foliage gently astir, more from the activity of birds than from the breeze. One gallant little bird, doubtless lovelorn, was singing his heart out at the top of a tall tree. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Alan Ryan
#29. He had gone again and, emboldened by his first successful trip, had chosen a different sort of world to enter, that of THE MONK. He had studied the book with great care and finally selected a passage that was purely descriptive.

The result was the same. The instant he closed the top of the showcase, he was transported to the world described in the open pages. He found himself standing - and shivering - in a dank corridor that, he knew, was far underground. Feeble candlelight flickered in the distance, off to his left. Water dripped down the gleaming walls and startled rats scurried past his feet. The air was stale and unpleasant. Down the corridor to his left, he could hear singing but could not make out the words. Then suddenly, from his right, he heard a woman's high-pitched scream, its sound caroming off the wet, stone walls of the passageway. He jumped, his skin crawling at the back of his neck.

And found himself back in his warm and familiar room.

("I Shall Not Leave England Now") #Quote by Alan Ryan
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Vladimir Nabokov
#30. For the benefit of your research people, I would like to mention (so as to avoid any duplication of labor): that the planet is very like Mars; that at least seventeen states have Pinedales; that the end of the top paragraph Galley 3 is an allusion to the famous "canals" (or, more correctly, "channels") of Schiaparelli (and Percival Lowell); that I have thoroughly studied the habits of chinchillas; that Charrete is old French and should have one "t"; that Boke's source on Galley 9 is accurate; that "Lancelotik" is not a Celtic diminutive but a Slavic one; that "Betelgeuze" is correctly spelled with a "z", not an "s" as some dictionaries have it; that the "Indigo" Knight is the result of some of my own research; that Sir Grummore, mentioned both in Le Morte Darthur ad in Amadis de Gaul, was a Scotsman; that L'Eau Grise is a scholarly pun; and that neither bludgeons nor blandishments will make me give up the word "hobnailnobbing". #Quote by Vladimir Nabokov
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Rick Riordan
#31. Come on, then!" she yelled. "I'll destroy you all myself if I have to!"
A metallic smell of storm filled the air. All the hairs on Piper's arms stood up.
"The thing is," said a voice from above, "you don't have to."
Piper's heart could've floated out of her body. At the top of the nearest colonnade stood Jason, his sword gleaming gold in the sun. Frank stood at his side, his bow ready. Hazel sat astride Arion, who reared and whinnied in challenge. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Monica Dickens
#32. Doris was getting No. 4 ready for a new guest. The floor did not trouble her much, but she spent quite a long time on the taps and the veneered top of the dressing-table. Dusting and polishing she liked - things that showed - but those bits of fluff and dried mud at the bottom of the wardrobe she just pushed back into a corner. There was no means of getting them out, anyway, with that ridge at the front. Furniture was always made as inconvenient as possible. Doris was used to that. #Quote by Monica Dickens
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Bill Sienkiewicz
#33. I was lucky enough to be given books that weren't top sellers; books that were kind of under the radar. #Quote by Bill Sienkiewicz
Top Of The Ladder quotes by James R Newman
#34. When the most abstract and "useless" disciplines have been cultivated for a time, they are often seized upon as practical tools by other departments of science. I conceive that this is no accident, as if one bought a top hat for a wedding, and discovered later when a fire broke out, that it could be used as a water bucket. #Quote by James R Newman
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Peter F. Drucker
#35. Setting a posteriority is also unpleasant. Every posteriority is somebody else's top priority. It is much easier to draw up a nice list of top priorities and then to hedge by trying to do "just a little bit" of everything else as well. This makes everybody happy. The only drawback is, of course, that nothing whatever gets done. #Quote by Peter F. Drucker
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Jennifer Echols
#36. He moved his lips to my cheek, to my ear, back to my mouth. I had never been kissed like this in my life. Each time I thought I should protest because there were so many unsettled matters between us, Hunter kissed me harder, forcing those concerns out of my mind. The cold air heated up around us.
He unsnapped the top of my jacket and slipped his hand inside. His warm palm cupped my breast beneath my shirt.
Then he straightened, blinking at me, and pulled his hand away.
"What is it?" I asked.
"Okay," he panted. "I'm going to kick myself for this in the morning, but I don't want to do this while I'm drunk. And I don't want to do it behind the stable. I want everything to be perfect between you and me." He stroked my hair away from my face. "Are you mad?"
"Mad?" I squeaked. "No. Horny? Yes. Frustrated?"
"Yes." He set his forehead against mine.
"Yes," I agreed. "Mad? No."
He watched me with serious eyes. His gaze fell to my chest. He fastened the snaps he'd unfastened a few moments before, then put his hands on my shoulders. "I'm just so thankful we're finally together."
"Me, too," I whispered. I felt uncomfortable saying this. I wished I had a cell phone so I could call Summer for verification that I was not making a terrible mistake. But she would yell at me and tell me to stop being stupid. I did not need her permission to fall in love.
He kissed me on the forehead, then stood, holding out his hand to me. "I'll walk you home."< #Quote by Jennifer Echols
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Aron Ralston
#37. Mountains are the means, the man is the end. The goal is not to reach the top of the mountains, but to improve the man. #Quote by Aron Ralston
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Patrick Rothfuss
#38. Go out in the early days of winter, after the first cold snap of the season. Find a pool of water with a sheet of ice across the top, still fresh and new and clear as glass. Near the shore the ice will hold you. Slide out farther. Farther. Eventually you'll find the place where the surface just barely bears your weight. There you will feel what I felt. The ice splinters under your feet. Look down and you can see the white cracks darting through the ice like mad, elaborate spiderwebs. It is perfectly silent, but you can feel the sudden sharp vibrations through the bottoms of your feet.
That is what happened when Denna smiled at me. #Quote by Patrick Rothfuss
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Dan Hill
#39. Flipping through the 'Toronto Star' one day in 2008, I noticed a piece about a phenomenal boxer from the Philippines who had won several different titles in several different weight divisions. Manny Pacquiao's rise from heart-crushing poverty to the top ranks of his sport was astounding. #Quote by Dan Hill
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Amor Towles
#40. You could just tell that if Rosie couldn't romance her way to the top of the Empire State Building, she was prepared to climb it like King Kong. #Quote by Amor Towles
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Alan Shayne
#41. In the 1970s, when Norman Sunshine won an Emmy for the graphics and title design he had created for one of Alan Shayne's television productions, "Alan and I agreed it was not a good idea for us to be seen together at an industry event," he remembers. "Alan, after all, was one of the very few homosexuals who had such a powerful, high profile job, and who lived openly with a man. Homophobia had its adherents and some ruthless climber up the executive ladder would certainly love an opportunity to use it… 'Better to be seen with a woman,' we were advised by a very trusted friend, 'Makes everyone more comfortable. #Quote by Alan Shayne
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Alexandra Adornetto
#42. But I was wrong. I should have known it wasn't owver, couldn't be over quite easily. No sooner was Xavier out of sight than a little cylinder of paper fell from the top of my locker. As I unrolled it, I knew I'd see black calligraphy crawling across it like a spider. Dread settled around me like a fog as the words burned into my brain:
The Lake of Fire awaits my lady #Quote by Alexandra Adornetto
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Chris Onstad
#43. The saddest thing is when the toilet from an abandoned space station falls back to earth, lands upside-down on a child who was playing alone in the backyard, and smooshes them into the shape of half a hard-boiled egg.
... And when they lift the toilet off of the child, two lips at the top of the bloody mound say, on their dying breath, I love you, mommy. #Quote by Chris Onstad
Top Of The Ladder quotes by David Leonhardt
#44. When Bill Clinton assembled the top minds of the nation to discuss the economy in 1992, no one mentioned the Internet. #Quote by David Leonhardt
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Edna St. Vincent Millay
#45. Most Wicked Words!-Forbear to Speak Them Out

Most wicked words!-forbear to speak them out.
Utter them not again; blaspheme no more
Against our love with maxims learned from Doubt:
Lest Death should get his foot inside the door.
We are surrounded by a hundred foes;
And he that at your bidding joins our feast,
I stake my heart upon it, is one of those,
Nor in their councils does he sit the least.
Hark not his whisper: he is Time's ally,
Kinsman to Death, and leman of Despair:
Believe that I shall love you till I die;
Believe; and thrust him forth; and arm the stair;
And top the walls with spikes and splintered glass
That he pass gutted should again he pass. #Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Rick Riordan
#46. Grover was an easy target. He was scrawny. He cried when he got frustrated. He must've been held back several grades, because he was the only sixth grader with acne and the start of a wispy beard on his chin. On top of all that, he was crippled. He had a note excusing him from PE for the rest of his life because he had some kind of muscular disease in his legs. He walked funny, like every step hurt him, but don't let that fool you. You should've seen him run when it was enchilada day in the cafeteria. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Top Of The Ladder quotes by George R R Martin
#47. It was the easiest thing in the world for Arya to step up behind him and stab him. "Is there gold hidden in the village?" she shouted as she drove the blade up through his back. "Is there silver? Gems?" She stabbed twice more. "Is there food? Where is Lord Beric?" She was on top of him by then, still stabbing. "Where did he go? How many men were with him? How many knights? How many bowmen? How many, how many, how many, how many, how many, how many? is there gold in the village? #Quote by George R R Martin
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Patrick  Higgins
#48. In today's so-called Christianity, many have foolishly and selfishly changed the words of our Lord from, "Thy will be done" to "My will be done". They constantly seek God's richest blessings for themselves by "claiming" and "declaring" things which, for the most part, are worldly and material in nature. You know, temporal.

True servants of the Most High God, on the other hand, realize the greatest and richest blessing took place at the point of salvation, when the Most High saved us from the very place we all deserve to go – HELL! Nothing can ever top the "miracle" of salvation! Anyone trying to top this "eternal" blessing with "temporal" blessings is merely chasing after the wind. We're called to serve, not be served. Know what I mean? Grace and peace y'all...

"You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions." (James 4:3). #Quote by Patrick Higgins
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Colette
#49. At the top of the iron staircase leading to the stage, the good, dry, dusty warmth wraps me round like a comfortable dirty cloak. #Quote by Colette
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Anonymous
#50. Go up on to a high mountain, Zion, herald of glad tidings; cry out at the top of your voice, Jerusalem, herald of good news! Fear not to cry out and say to the cities of Judah: Here is your God! #Quote by Anonymous
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Irvin D. Yalom
#51. Life can be compared to a piece of embroidered material of which, every-one in the first half of his time, comes to see the top side, but in the second half, the reverse side. The latter is not so beautiful but it is more instructive because it enables one to see how the threads are connected together. #Quote by Irvin D. Yalom
Top Of The Ladder quotes by A.G. Howard
#52. Rushing outside, she carries long, sharp scissors and snips at flower petals while screaming, "Off with your head!" When I realize what she's really after, a strange discomfort stirs inside. I've seen how the petals tatter beneath the blades. I don't want her to ruin my moth's pretty wings. I throw my hands over the scissors to stop her. The moth escapes unscathed. But I'm not so lucky ...
Coming out of the trance, I drop to the ground and clutch aching palms to my chest. The scars throb as if freshly cut. Morpheus bows over me, smoothing my hair. "I told you that you were special, Alyssa," he murmurs, the weight of his palm strangely comforting on the top of my head. "No one else has ever bled for me. The loyalty of one child for another is immeasurable. You believed in me, shared new experiences with me, grew with me. That has earned you my sincerest devotion." #Quote by A.G. Howard
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Emmitt Smith
#53. Vision gets the dreams started. Dreaming employs your God-given imagination to reinforce the vision. Both are part of something I believe is absolutely necessary to building the life of a champion, a winner, a person of high character who is consistently at the top of whatever game he or she is in. #Quote by Emmitt Smith
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Jeffrey Stepakoff
#54. This is Clive Christian Number One. It's one of my favorite fragrances, and one of the most exquisite. It's made from entirely pure ingredients, mainly natural aged sandalwood from India and Tahitian vanilla, but a lot of the other ingredients - the ones that produce the fine top notes- they change slightly every year, depending on availability and the perfumers' preference."
Using her skills, she smelled the scarf. "Pineapple, plum, mirabelle, and peach, heart notes of jasmine, ylang ylang, orris, and carnation. I'm betting this is the '08. #Quote by Jeffrey Stepakoff
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Ricky Martin
#55. I'm like a shark, right at the top of the food chain. I take what I want, when I want. I truly am the reflection of perfection. #Quote by Ricky Martin
Top Of The Ladder quotes by Cadel Evans
#56. In Mendrisio I felt it - the exhilaration of what the bike has to offer. It's a simple machine that conjures a vast mix of emotions. It can evoke the senses and raise the spirits of people who watch. For those who ride it can seem like the perfect vehicle for transport. For those who race, there's no better sensation than being on top of your gear making mountains feel like flat roads. Cycling throws up plenty of obstacles, unknown territory, high speed split-second considerations. Where to next? What's around the next corner? Who cares? You're flyin'! #Quote by Cadel Evans

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