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  • Pandora’s box is frequently referenced in Western culture.
  • You’ve been wanting to do that ever since Pandora let you out of that jar.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • As punishment, Zeus sent Pandora (a woman) to man.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • I always liked the story of Pandora’s box, so Tammy and I painted our version of it.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture

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  • They seem to believe that above all Pandora’s Box must stay closed.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • I suppose Pandora’s pithos doesn’t have the same ring to it, but never mind that.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • A terror gripped him, as if he had opened up Pandora’s Box and was being swept away into the center of madness, to be lost forever.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • There was something apocalyptic about his tone, as if he were referring to the Seven Seals of Revelation or Pandora’s box.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Their names were Isis, Amphitrite, Hebe, Pandora, Psyche, Thetis, Pomona, Daphne, Clytie, Galatea and Arethusa.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • And I say, Yes it is, Sir, it is a Pandora’s Box for Miss Lydia.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace

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  • Hopes, the indispensable evils of Pandora’s Box.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • They did not know it,but they were tampering with the lock of Pandora’s box.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • I wondered if Pandora, too, wished she had scrutinized the contents first—heartache, cleverly disguised as a gift.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • I will tell you how we unlocked the Pandora’s box of ourselves, tasted freedom, stained our souls with blood and choice, and unleashed a horror on the world that destroyed its dearest Order.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • Here, in close recess, With flowers, garlands, and sweet-smelling herbs, Espoused Eve decked first her nuptial bed; And heavenly quires the hymenaean sung, What day the genial Angel to our sire Brought her in naked beauty more adorned, More lovely, than Pandora, whom the Gods Endowed with all their gifts, and O! too like In sad event, when to the unwiser son Of Japhet brought by Hermes, she ensnared Mankind with her fair looks, to be avenged On him who had stole Jove’s authentick fire.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • The dreamer has supplied us with no account of her associations, so that we do not know what special contents the box would have revealed; but it is certainly a variety of Pandora’s box—that divine gift of the gods to beautiful woman, filled with the seeds of all the trouble and blessings of existence, but also provided with the sustaining virtue, hope.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • I knew her—them—as the Pandora.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • I see no need to open up Pandora’s box.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • Pandora, I can explain—
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • The first thing it did was to spawn a whole Pandora’s box of DNA viruses-smallpox, influenza, and so on.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • I hesitate use I’m about to open Pandora’s box, but considering the situation, I ink it best to go ahead.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • Others include Wink, Telephone, New Deal, Oatmeal, Old Glory, Pandora, Rainbow, Best, Bangs, Birthright, Cash, Deadwood, Grit, Gun Barrel City, Happy, and Joy.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • I picked up my cane and told her that if Transito Soto did not appear in person within ten minutes, I would break all the windows and everything else inside that Pandora’s box.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • …by fringed mantles, nudibranchs from the suborder Eolidea that looked like small slugs, sea butterflies crawling on their backs, seashells from the genus Auricula including the oval–shaped Auricula myosotis, tan wentletrap snails, common periwinkles, violet snails, cineraira snails, rock borers, ear shells, cabochon snails, pandora shells, etc. As for the articulates, in his notes Conseil has very appropriately divided them into six classes, three of which belong to the marine world.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • …laid eyes on one another yet who since had slept in the same room and eaten side by side of the same food and used the same books from which to prepare to recite in the same freshman courses, facing one another across the lamplit table on which lay the fragile pandora’s box of scrawled paper which had filled with violent and unratiocinative djinns and demons this snug monastic coign, this dreamy and heatless alcove of what we call the best of thought "Just don’t bother," Shreve said.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • And he says, And do you know who Pandora was, Grace?
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Pandora, from Greek mythology, was given a box with all the world’s evils in it.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • So inside my Pandora’s box, I wrote the word "Hope."
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Obviously, Pandora’s supply of venom wasn’t running low.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • She gave Pandora an extra elbow jab to the ribs for her own enjoyment.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • For lack of anything else, she sat on Pandora and tugged over her jeans to get her badge out of the pocket.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • What do you think they’ll say when I tell them I simply can’t lower my standards to walking the runway in your "You can’t do that, Pandora."
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Pandora’s eyes narrowed into sharp slits.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • I spoke with Pandora briefly, told her.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Pandora can hold that laser beam above my neck for the rest of my professional life—or hers.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • You punched precious Pandora in her billion-dollar face.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • The upshot is, Pandora threatens Leonardo: he ditches Mavis for her or she’s going to wreck this fashion show he’s counting on.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • After Pandora leaves, Mavis—
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • What he’d like to do is bash Pandora’s head in, but he’ll probably cave.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • It was not necessary to check Pandora’s pulse, but Eve did so.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Hey, nothing can be worse than walking in and finding Pandora.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • And Pandora was dead when you got there?
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • This concludes Interview One, Mavis Freestone, Homicide file, Pandora.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Even with a dose of Sober Up, she couldn’t have been clean enough to have taken out Pandora if she’d been drinking her way downtown.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • She claims Pandora was using.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • She hadn’t needed to be told how Pandora had died, but it was interesting to see that the ME believed the first three head blows had been fatal.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • It looked as though Pandora was jazzed on something, possibly on the illegals list.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • And how did that jibe with the rage and the insanity of the attack on Pandora?
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • You were acquainted with Pandora?
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Leonardo, is it true that Pandora was threatening to ruin you professionally?
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
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