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  • My mantra helps me leave the cares of the world and open myself to meditation.
  • Grandfather is one of the few Masks who doesn’t believe in Augur rubbish, and I repeat his mantra in my head.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • "There’s always tomorrow," Lindsay said to me, when I told her about Rob, and I run the phrase over and over in my head like a mantra: There’s always tomorrow.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • I’ve said this phrase so many times, it has become a reassuring mantra instead of actual words: Mytwingo.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • Jace knew it meant "the peace that passes understanding" and that you were supposed to say the word three times every time you uttered the mantra, to calm your mind.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • ] With an almost comfortable distance from the thing itself as it really was, Colin thought about the dork mantra: sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • It sounds like a twelve-step mantra and I’m not in Anything Anonymous, though to read some of the crap they write about me, you’d think I should be.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • I repeated it under my breath like a mantra.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • I repeated it like a mantra as she led me across the bog.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Our shared mantra became "It can always get worse."
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • "Life goes on" became Irene’s mantra.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • But as I start off toward Deering all I can think is, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, like a mantra, or a prayer.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • No more wait-and-see, the mantra of her parents as long as she could remember.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • As long as I repeat the mantra in my head, I know I’m still alive.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • The mantra was simple-you take care of your body like the rest of your gear.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • When Patrick was finished, we said this stupid mantra together—LIVING OUR BEST LIFE TODAY—and it was over.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • It was like a mantra, the way he had once held her at Renwick’s and chanted her name over and over.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • It was her favorite quote by the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre and a perfect mantra for Rosewood.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • He took a breath, then added his mantra: "Love each other or die."
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • But I kept my mantra in mind: The brick walls are there for a reason.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • "No, no, no," Scott repeated like a mantra.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Double vision, double over, he reminded himself, quoting the archivist’s mantra.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • His mantra fell, rhythmic accompaniment for his drumming.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • The words "Plan Number Six, Plan Number Six, Plan Number Six" repeated themselves in my mind like a mantra and brought me a small measure of comfort, though I couldn’t recall for the life of me what Plan Number Six was.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • She relived the clenching fist of labor pains, and the mantra she’d used to get through them: When this is done, imagine what you’ll have.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • "Keep it together, keep it together, keep it together," I chanted over and over, mantra-like.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Her work in this lab had proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that "mind over matter" was not just some New Age self-help mantra.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • "No food in the car," I repeated, like a mantra.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • The wall is a paltry play by administrators to boost the top students’ self-esteem-a tired mantra here and at urban schools everywhere.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • She told herself all these things and repeated them almost like a mantra, as if the words would give her the strength to go.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • Again she repeated Deanna’s mantra.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • This last part, I was already beginning to recognize, was a mantra of sorts for her, as if by stringing all these words together, one of them might stick.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • I repeat it like a mantra as I grab a rock and smash the first rune.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • It became my mantra.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • My mantra.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • Nathaniel is back to his mantra.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • A secret mantra that she could use to choose a lover from among the gods.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • He was sitting on the ground, his knees drawn up to his chest, and he was chanting the statement like a mantra, but loudly.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • …names to himself, as though by listing them he could bring them within reach: ’the locket …, the cup … the snake … something of Gryffindor’s or Ravenclaw’s … the locket … the cup … the snake … something of Gryffindor’s or Ravenclaw’s …’ This mantra seemed to pulse through Harry’s mind as he fell asleep at night, and his dreams were thick with cups, lockets and mysterious objects that he could not quite reach, though Dumbledore helpfully offered Harry a rope ladder that turned to snakes…
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Pain is good, Silas whispered, repeating the sacred mantra of Father Josemaría Escrivá—the Teacher of all Teachers.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Three stands at the heart of the mantra.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • He had been repeating these words like a mantra for several months.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Max closed his eyes and repeated the mantra in his head.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Or maybe it was the one in my head, my mantra.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • She said it over and over, like it wasn’t a verb so much as a Buddhist mantra.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • We were truly trying to live out Coach Howard’s mantra: CHARACTER STRENGTH HONOR
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • Oh yes, she could and did recite the names of the cranial nerves as a mantra to calm her own nerves.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He sat on the ground with his back to the big tree and prayed to God, the same mantra, over and over.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • "It is for the best," she says as if it’s a mantra.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • The words He’s dead echoed like a mantra she couldn’t escape.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
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