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  • 134 still life
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • I’m not sure what I expected to do with them. fly wife is an artist and I thought perhaps she might want them for a still life, but when I got home with the dogs—the eggs somehow unbroken, cradled in my pack bouncing on the rig—I saw Hawk sitting on her clutch of eggs.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • A still life you might say.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  Ellen Foster
  • She’s taken some of the still lifes, Wringer, Toaster, Deadly Nightshade, and Three Witches.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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  • Whenever you see flies or insects in a still life —a wilted petal, a black spot on the apple—the painter is giving you a secret message.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • There’s still life in her now though, in the rapid rise and fall of her chest, the low moan escaping her lips.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Drawing on her memories of still life class, she drew it in every detail: the smudged rim, the crack in the handle.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • So there was still life like this somewhere!
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • A flashlight, a fishing knife, a pair of leather gloves, and a hunting vest fully packed with shells contributed further atmosphere to this curious still life.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Bernini’s Ecstasy of St. Teresa rose up like some sort of pornographic still life . the saint on her back, arched in pleasure, mouth open in a moan, and over her, an angel pointing his spear of fire.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • There was a still life on Billy’s bedside table-two pills, an ashtray with three lipstick-stained cigarettes in it, one cigarette Still burning, and a glass of water.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • He did not know himself; like a man catching at a straw, he suddenly felt that he, too, ’could live, that there was still life for him, that his life had not died with the old woman.’
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Before I could ever get to my life, conscience was arranging it all like a still life or tableau.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • I’d finally loaded my camera and tentatively taken a few pictures, just objects and still lifes, no faces yet.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • The glass protecting a meticulous and vivid still life, a water color by Lee Adams, shattered in its frame with a loud report.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • We shared a cab along the arid miles between the Lutyens still life and the warm, palpitating motion picture of Old Delhi.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • A quiet, still life, free of any risks, and so many sleepless nights to spend within it, my heart heavy, keeping secrets my sister had empowered herself by telling.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • Miss Moore searches the wall behind us as if the answer might be hiding there among her pastel watercolor still lifes.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • And in the autumn exhibition of students’ work in the Castle he had two studies, a landscape in water-colour and a still life in oil, both of which had first-prize awards.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • His lunch was spread neatly before him like a still life, and I opened my paper bag, extracting a sandwich.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • Donald is a moderately talented painter of small still lifes of single, everyday objects: an egg, a cup, a comb, suspended against brightly colored backgrounds.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • The lieutenant thought: No pulse, no breath, no heart-beat, but it’s still life - we’ve only got to find a name for it.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • An idyllic still life of apples, nuts, and a tiny, candle-lit Christmas tree showing a hand ripping through the canvas.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • To objectify all the senses, to flatten the consciousness, to put a temporary freeze on logic, to bring the advance of time to a halt if only momentarily-this is what he is trying to do: to fuse his being with the scene behind him, to make everything look like a neutral still life.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • Ahead, before the shadow, there was still life.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Landscapes, still lifes, animals—a fellow like me shrinks from absolutely nothing.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • He could not afford a model but painted still life, and Lawson constantly talked of a plate of apples which he declared was a masterpiece.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Passing by one broad window, Max spied the easel and canvas where the girl had been working on a still life in the style of the Dutch masters.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Sarah didn’t tilt her head as one might to study from a new angle, but Lee had the impression she was being weighed and dissected like a still life.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • I felt the shock closest to this a year later at the University of Wisconsin when I walked into my art class and saw, in place of the bowl of fruit and the glass bottle and ginger jar of the still life I used to draw at MSCW, a live human being.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • Still lifes, religious scenes, and landscapes accompanied portraits of nobility and politicians.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Still life.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Let my lady Dulcinea have patience, and when she is least expecting it, she will see me made a riddle of with whipping, and ’until death it’s all life;’ I mean that I have still life in me, and the desire to make good what I have promised."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • "The animal has still life in him," returned the squatter, "or the buzzards would settle upon their prey!
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • "I like this one too," whispered my mother, coming up alongside me at a smallish and particularly haunting still life: a white butterfly against a dark ground, floating over some red fruit.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • "The world’s greatest artists have seen fit to paint still lifes from time to time."
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • If she wants a still life, we could just as easily paint the futures Spence is preparing us for day by day.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • They found the daughter back at work on her still life, loading her brush with paint as she studied the arrangement.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Another still life.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • A still life?
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • Landscapes, still lifes, she considered a change of pace.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • The walls glowed with a warm, dull haze of opulence, a generic mellowness of antiquity; but then it all broke apart into clarity and color and pure Northern light, portraits, interiors, still lifes, some tiny, others majestic: ladies with husbands, ladies with lapdogs, lonely beauties in embroidered gowns and splendid, solitary merchants in jewels and furs.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The final project was a still life with all these objects in it as well as a small hunk of plastic ham.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • "You’ll have to find a way to make those still lifes interesting."
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • Here are the still lifes.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Across the room, I’d noticed several other paintings propped on the wainscoting: a still life, a couple of small landscapes.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • "I guess it’s a still life after all," I sigh, dipping my brush into the red paint.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • I stepped in to look: still life, candle and half-empty wineglass.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Apart from the still lifes, what I’m showing is mostly figurative, although there are a couple of constructions made from drinking straws and uncooked macaroni, and one called Silver Paper.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • It’s called a ’still life,’ " Helen explained.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
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