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  • They lay there for a few seconds, in the dark, in the future, listening to the fabulous clockwork of their hearts and lungs, and loving each other
    (Michael Chabon, "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay")
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  • Soon it will be daybreak. Soon the day will break. I can't stop it from breaking in the same way it always does, and then from lying there broken; always the same day, which comes around again like clockwork. It begins with the day before the day before, and then the day before, and then it's the day itself. A Saturday. The breaking day. The day the butcher comes.
    (Margaret Atwood, "Alias Grace")
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  • I'd worked in Clockwork Orange with Stanley Kubrick and since Stanley was such a prestigious director this opened all sorts of doors for me - one of them being Star Wars.
    (David Prowse)
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  • She takes it very well. She has so much experience over it now that she does it like clockwork. You don't want to use her early over it. You want to settle her to some degree. She's quick, but she can carry her speed. It's just a matter of guiding her down there and saving something for the stretch.
    (Jon Court)
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  • George Lucas was casting about and had heard favourable things about my work in Clockwork Orange and asked me to come in, which of course I did even though no one knew what the film was about!
    (David Prowse)
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  • I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker.
    (Voltaire)
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  • I've been coming here since 1990 and there is no other community that runs a wrestling tournament like Wisconsin Rapids. This is a big tournament and it runs like clockwork.
    (David Black)
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  • She reminded me of Elizabeth Taylor. When she was young, she looked like Elizabeth Taylor. She had blue, blue eyes, sometimes almost violet. She got her hair done every Friday, like clockwork. And she was always color-coordinated.
    (Paula Ruiz)
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  • I witnessed the gruesome workings of the machinery of death gear meshed with gear, like clockwork,
    (Adolf Eichmann)
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  • Sometimes movie-making happens like clockwork; other times, like a car accident.
    (Eric Roberts)
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  • I just knew if I was patient and confident that I'd reach the part of the course that I could work a little better, catch the speed on him. Then coming into that one turn, I dove the inside line on him like clockwork. That's how it worked out.
    (Seth Wescott)
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  • When I was reporting crime ... I never had the sense of clockwork conspiracies, or some kind of imposing order of evil. What I sensed was things just sort of falling apart. That's my sense of how crime works, that it's not any kind of calculated evil driven by the devil, but just control disintegrating. Things fall apart and happen out of stupidity and carelessness. Davenport does represent order in this.
    (John Sandford)
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