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On average, global warming is not going to harm the developing world.
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I can't tell you how many people have asked me to show them Stray Cat Strut and that little diminished run on the C. I guess my brain is wired backwards. I don't know what possessed me to do that, but I did.
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I know my mom always likes to give the over-the-top 'wow' pieces at baby showers.
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I love being a dad. Basically it's the most gratifying, rewarding relationship in life. But, at the same time, it certainly is the most challenging.
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I think that every so-called history book and film biography should be prefaced by the statement that what follows is the author's rendition of events and circumstances.
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When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.
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I'm not a believer in the pratfall. I don't think it's funny just to have someone fall down.
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Love is a big word. I believe in Love. I believe that God is Love.
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To be perfectly honest, I think that as I'm growing older, I'm just growing more impatient. I'll be very happy if at some point people say, 'Michael's grown wiser and softer in his old age.' But we'll have to wait and see what my next project is.
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No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.
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I believe God, Jesus, died that we not just go to Heaven but that we excel in this life. I never think you make money your goal... God wants you to excel. Just keep Him in first place, and God will open up doors you never dreamed of.
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There are a lot of companies - not just Sony and Kodak - that have spent a lot of money trying to make the quality of the digital images comparable with film. But when you're sending these things over the Internet, they don't have to be high quality.
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When I was younger, before I was born, I lost my twin, so I think I've always had a fascination for telepathy or the way that twins act and react with each other.
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Anyway, our family went into complete crisis mode. I have two older brothers, and we rallied as a family.
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It's good to take a longer view and think, What would I really like to do if I had no limitations whatsoever?
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I have been blessed with some incredible compositions to record and perform and all of my songs have had the ability to grow as I and those who have supported this career of mine for these 50 years have.
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In retrospect, the political and cultural climate in the early '60s seems both a time of innocence and also like a sultry, still summer day in the Midwest: an unsettling calm before a ferocious storm over Vietnam, which was not yet an American war.
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I used to go around looking as frumpy as possible because it was inconceivable you could be attractive as well as be smart. It wasn't until I started being myself, the way I like to turn out to meet people that I started to get any work.
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As a reporter, I approach every situation knowing that everyone has his or her own agenda. It's not a bad thing; it's just a fact.
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I sometimes feel a bit embarrassed to play guitar. There's something - I don't want to sound ungrateful - but there's something very old-fashioned and traditional about it. You meet kids today whose grandparents were in punk bands. It's very old and traditional, but then, so is an orchestra and so is a string section.
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I love Johnny Cash but I don't love country music that much.
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I suddenly find out that I'm 60, and I get shocked by the number, because I feel like I'm 20.
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Tune in to Kids and Family Week is perfect for me.
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I always try to make films in such a way that it's hard to imagine how they came to be, or where they came from.
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They got all the size over there, and the teams are really good, so, I think night after night you're just going to have to be ready to lace them up and be ready to play. The teams out there are really good.
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After years of making wrong decisions in my life, in 1977 I found out that it was all right to be square, simple, and sober.
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It was R.E.M. who showed other Eighties bands how to get away with ignoring the rules - they lived in some weird town nobody never heard of, they didn't play power chords, they probably couldn't even spell 'spandex.' All they had was songs.
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All great achievements require time.
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If you're small and can speak clearly and you're a cute kid, that's the craft, really. The whole child actor thing can be dangerous sometimes. Other kids were taking piano lessons; I did ballet and acting.
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When I was a kid, I went to the store and asked the guy, Do you have any toy train schedules?
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You go down some street - no doubt it's there, and we have to do something about it, and our programmes are designed to do that - but if that's a picture of Newcastle, it's not the one I recognise and I bet none in the North East do either.
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The staff, stage managers, ushers all behaved as if they respected the actors.
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One of the things you do when you make a piece of art is you try to make the world you'd rather be in.
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ABC forbids political activity by journalists.
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My favorite artist in the world is Michael Jackson, and he revolutionized the music video aspect of music.
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Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
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My addiction has always been beautiful women, being surrounded by them.
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Women are capable of doing so many things these days, physically, emotionally, within relationships and career. There are so many things that women have evolved into and I feel really proud about where women are right now.
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Every nation feels itself to be superior, but in America it's a jaunty feeling, and in some cases a rather ominous one among the super-patriots.
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Once we realize the extraordinary power we have to compose our lives, we'll move from passive, conditioned thinking to being co-creators of our fate.
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It is but refusing to gratify an unreasonable or an insolent demand, and up starts a patriot.
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Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.
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Men can't do much to change; we have to wear suits, although I never wear a tie, apart from in Asia sometimes. So I decided to grow my hair.
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The greater the step forward in knowledge, the greater is the one taken backward in search of wisdom.
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I wish I could go home. I've been on the road since May. I wonder if my dogs still remember me.
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I can't comprehend that I'm in the film of 'Les Miserables.' It's one of those dreams I thought would be unattainable for someone like me, who came from nowhere.
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There's nothing wrong with having a desire to want nice things. It's when we place that as a measure of the value of ourselves that it goes askew.
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Tax reductions are usually simpler and less distortive. I'm certainly willing to look at getting rid of tax deductions/credits, and go to dramatically reduced rates.
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Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.
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We wanted to do a woman on a reality show because that's what's happening right now-it's part of our culture.
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I admire someone like Beyonce. She has amazing commitment. I needed to accept that I probably did not fit into that forum. Doing that 'The Cherry Thing' record was a big part of finding that place where I belong, where I may shine, but I never doubted it was there.
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Even if you have $20,000 to buy an item, you still try to get a good price at antique stores. I collect furniture, rugs, paintings, frames. It's my hobby to go around to shops and markets.
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Mine is the least fat diet in the world.
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I'm the poster boy for Propecia. It's amazing.
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I love everybody. One of the great things about me is that I have a very positive attitude.
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We are born to Exist, not to know, to be, not to assert ourselves.
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You have to be willing to offend in order to make progress.
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Word of mouth works now, much more than ever. @-reply every single person.
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Just because we're rid of Saddam and the evil Batthists doesn't mean the occupation is a good thing. Our salvation from Saddam was only with the grace of God.
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I've created a bridge between European electronic culture and urban American culture, and I've worked with established brands.
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Outsiders often have an insight that an insider doesn't quite have.
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I'm happy; I'm a happy person.
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I met will.i.am in the studio and played him a couple of songs and he liked them. We're similar but there's nobody in my lane doing what I'm doing.
B.o.B
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There are a lot of actors who will watch the monitors. They'll do a scene, and then the director will look back to see if he got whatever he wanted. I just find it odd to sit there and watch yourself.
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The global importance of the Middle East is that it keeps the Far East and the Near East from encroaching on each other.
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I still get to preach 14, 15 times a year. But you have to make a living.
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A lot of our animation projects are co-productions with French production companies.
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I originally just wanted to be an artist.
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I'm not an artist who has an agenda that's set by the work.
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I drive myself to and from work. I love the privacy.
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Time perception is very much about how you sequence your activities, how many activities you layer overtop of others, and the types of gaps, if any, you leave in between activities.
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I don't look back on any film I've done with fondness or pride.
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My second record I used a producer, which was frustrating in a way, because I think a lot of the punky spirit and provocative nature of the lyrics didn't come across - the music was pretty.
Jewel
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When I was at school, you couldn't draw and be into football, too. If you were into art, then you were seen as an absolute pansy, and there was no way you'd be admitted to the guys' world of football.
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I think the general public's response to my projects is very strong. You can be an intellectual and say that popularity detracts from architectural quality. On the other hand, you can see in the public's identification something very positive.
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When someone succeeded in quickly making a lot of money in America, people said he had made his fortune.
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But they were going to war anyway and they were going to bully and pressure countries to vote for it.
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We ought to esteem it of the greatest importance that the fictions which children first hear should be adapted in the most perfect manner to the promotion of virtue.
Plato
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Making an Irishness to be proud of in a real Republic. It is the vision of a real Republic where life and language, where ideals and experience have the ring of authenticity which we need now as we go forward.
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Washington should revive international efforts begun during the Clinton administration to pressure countries with dangerously loose banking regulations to adopt and enforce stricter rules.
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I do that in whatever language of the country I'm in, because the audience appreciate it.
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Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty.
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I like my hands. They're certainly scarred up, but they're wormy. They're knuckly. They're hands that have done stuff, and they're not going anywhere.
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There is such a big chunk of me that is David Attenborough. I think he is my biggest inspiration.
Bjork
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I love to run. I was challenged to run the New York marathon four months after having my youngest son, and since running isn't a big part of softball, the thought of a marathon was a stretch for me.
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The very first song I ever wrote was a song called 'Crazy' when I was 11 or 12 with my best girlfriends - we had a girl band. It was about loving a guy who everyone else thought you were crazy for being into.
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If the Holy Spirit can take over the subconscious with our consent and cooperation, then we have almighty Power working at the basis of our lives, then we can do anything we ought to do, go anywhere we ought to go, and be anything we ought to be.
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Hair excited me. As the old ways - backcombing, rollers and rigidity - went out of the window, I started to feel the possibilities in front of my eyes.
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I can always act.
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I am always honest, and I am not the sort of player to say, 'Oh, I love Arsenal' and then sign for someone else. I think if I was unhappy, I would say that, but I'm not. I do love Arsenal.
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We can continue to make significant strides in the scientific community by exploring new stem cell research methods that do not include destroying human embryos.
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All research in the cultural sciences in an age of specialization, once it is oriented towards a given subject matter through particular settings of problems and has established its methodological principles, will consider the analysis of the data as an end in itself.
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The U.S. can become carbon neutral in our lifetimes. In the process, we will put millions of Americans to work, make our companies more competitive, and shield our communities from extreme weather. And we will honor our obligation to leave the world a better place for future generations.
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As you grow up and get educated in the business, you go from, 'I want to do movies' to 'I want to work. In whatever.'
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Hey, Ryan, if Sting retires, will he change his name to Stung?
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Inspiration, in its rich variety, must be present in any discussion about Africa. We need role models - they are essential to the advancement of our society.
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If you haven't seen me lasso, you haven't lived.
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I love the creativity of New York, but I don't enjoy the city - I don't like living here.
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Consider what each soil will bear, and what each refuses.
Virgil
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Our parents and grandparents understood this truth deeply. They believed - as we do - that to create jobs, a modern economy requires modern investments: educating, innovating and rebuilding for our children's future. Building an economy to last, from the middle class up, not from the billionaires down.

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