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Mother Teresa

Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  Roman Catholic nun famous for her complete devotion to helping the poor in Calcutta, India (1910-1997)
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    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • We called her Mother Teresa.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • There were company-wide notices about each day’s menus, each day’s weather, each day’s words of the wise—last week’s aphorisms were from MLK, Gandhi, Salk, Mother Teresa and Steve Jobs.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "If she’d died I would have killed Pakistan’s Mother Teresa."
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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  • "You’re the best, Mother Teresa."
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Your mother, the sainted Mother Teresa, tells me that if I cannot manage The Boy, she’ll find someone who can!
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • I love Nudge, Nudge is a great kid, but that motormouth of hers could have turned Mother Teresa into an ax murderer.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • Mother Teresa SETTING UP THE two hundred chairs was taking longer than Mortenson had expected.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • I want to be Mother Teresa, helping the elderly.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • And Mother Teresa, who came to Haiti in 1981, during the time of Baby Doc, and, as one historian put it, "gushed" over the profligate dictator and his widely hated wife, Michele, who had looted millions from the Haitian treasury for her worldwide shopping sprees.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains

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  • At these words her mother Teresa Panza came out spinning a bundle of flax, in a grey petticoat (so short was it one would have fancied "they to her shame had cut it short"), a grey bodice of the same stuff, and a smock.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • -MOTHER TERESA June Everything comes with a price.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • "Yeah, Joey, I’m a regular Mother Teresa.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • "His judgment has come upon us," Mother Teresa wailed.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Mother Teresa demanded.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Mother Teresa cried shrilly, shaking her beads.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Mortenson wrapped up the evening by paraphrasing one of his favorite quotations from Mother Teresa.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Mother Teresa just died.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • From the headlines of newspapers on stands at Calcutta International Airport, Mortenson learned that one of his heroes, Mother Teresa, had died after a long illness.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • The nun, backing out the door, left him alone with Mother Teresa.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • An ethnic Albanian born to a successful contractor in Kosovo, Mother Teresa began her life as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Mortenson knelt on the cool tiled floor next to Mother Teresa and placed his large palm over her small hand.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • "Now," he said "you like some massage?"Safely back in his basement, during the winter of 2000, Mortenson often reflected on those few rare moments with Mother Teresa.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • By the time she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, Mother Teresa’s celebrity had become the engine that powered Missionaries of Charity orphanages, hospices, and schools around the world.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • And then, skipping, running, and capering, the girl reached the town, but before going into the house she called out at the door, "Come out, mother Teresa, come out, come out; here’s a gentleman with letters and other things from my good father."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • "Nuns, visiting the room to pay their respects, had knelt to touch Mother Teresa’s feet.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Mother Teresa said Michele had taught her a lesson in humility and marveled at the closeness of the first lady to her people.) In the United States, there was talk that the new Clinton administration might send troops to put Aristide back in power—albeit with conditions, such as accepting plans for "structural economic adjustment."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • In 1950, the woman by then known as Mother Teresa received permission from the Vatican to found her own order, the Missionaries of Charity, whose duty, she said, was to care for "the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
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