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To shy away from human extremes and human sensuality makes for bone-dry fiction. A world parched of our sexual releases and our tumultuous daily emotional lives is deeply impoverished. It is not lifelike, at least life as I remember living it.
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We should confine booing in sports arenas to sport. I love a good boo as much as the next football fan.
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Women being pitted each other another in Hollywood is an old tactic, but it's not real at all.
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Being a reporter and chasing down an assignment isn't an easy thing to do, especially when you're dealing with athletes that are so focused and trying to get their little game plan together to perform under adverse conditions... it's tough.
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I suppose with any good writing and interesting characters, you can have that awfully overused word: a journey.
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Fugitive slaves were rare then, and as a fugitive slave lecturer, I had the advantage of being the first one out.
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A light turned on in a dark room is like receiving a message from God quickly, completely, and all at once.
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Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death.
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A great hallmark of mental wellness is the ability to be in the present moment, fully and with no thoughts of being elsewhere.
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I loved Debussy, Stravinsky, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, anything with romantic melodies, especially the nocturnes. Nietzsche was a hero, especially with 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra.' He gets a bad rap; he's very misunderstood. He's a maker of individuals, and he was a teacher of teachers.
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Many unions have contracts with employers that are based on a multiple of the prevailing minimum wage. If the minimum wage goes up, union salaries go up by a similar percentage.
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I came up with this statistic that if a kid makes something himself, he's 90 to 95% likely to try it. And of course, then, if it's good, he'll eat it!
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Paper Moon didn't bring me love.
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Global crude oil demand is increasing, particularly in places like China.
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I need the applause.
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I won't wear rings and jewelry on the stage because I don't want you looking at my hands. I want you hearing what I'm saying.
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When I walk through an airport and people go, 'You're not fat!' I'm like, 'Thanks. That's great. Good to know I'm not fat today! Thank you!'
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Writing is a solitary experience. I'm extremely superstitious. If I talk about the book or name the title out loud before finishing, I feel the energy I need to write will be drained. It's so intimate, I can't even share it with my wife.
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The Supreme Court has a very light backlog. They leave a lot of splits among the circuits, a lot of uncertainty. And I think they ought to work a lot harder.
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From the beginning, the HIV/AIDS pandemic has presented very difficult challenges.
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In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God's existence.
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I'm more of a people pleaser.
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I'm very curious, I guess, as a human being.
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The Beatles weren't like any other band. Everybody in the band sang, which is why you knew everybody in the band.
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I'm such a relationship guy. I really am.
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One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
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There's no reason to keep a piece of furniture in your house that is so sacred and rare that you can't put your feet up on it and a dog can't jump up on it. Likewise, a book that sits on a shelf like a piece of porcelain, only to be admired, never to be read again, is a dead book.
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Look, I had a passion for comic books growing up.
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First and foremost, The Quiet Invasion is a first contact story. What would we do if we actually found evidence of alien life out there? It's also about politics.
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I'm a huge Robert Altman fan and don't take issue with his filmmaking, as eccentric as it is. But I just think 'Nashville' was a world he didn't know.
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Yes, years of compromise and disappointment have added depth to my acting.
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Never trust sheep.
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There has been growing quite a strain of irritating feeling between our government and the Russians and it seems to me that it is a time for me to use all the restraint I can on these other people who have been apparently getting a little more irritated.
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For me, I've never drawn a distinction between live-action acting and performance-capture acting. It is purely a technology.
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To me the work is so much more interesting, the parts that don't require you just to take your shirt off.
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I was 10 years old, taking the train by myself to see Saturday matinees, something you'd never let a kid do now. I got very hooked on it.
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I briefly considered doing Edgar Allan Poe and just swearing a lot.
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As we abide in sleep, intuitively resonating with the sum of all our experiences - this life and beyond - we gain refreshing perspective on our efforts and have an opportunity to remember what we know.
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I'm not ridiculously wealthy, but I don't squander money either.
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I'm not a one-hit wonder as some suggest. I've had a couple of hits, but still, all of my hits were in the '70s. There was pretty much nothing in the '80s, '90s, or in the first full decade into the next millennium.
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I learned at an early age that I was given something special when I was born, and that was the gift of music.
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If our moral attitudes are entirely the result of nonrational factors, such as gut feelings and the absorption of cultural norms, they should either be stable or randomly drift over time, like skirt lengths or the widths of ties. They shouldn't show systematic change over human history. But they do.
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No two people take on the information of being admirable and being admired in the same way.
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Do I get up every morning and ask: am I doing the things that I believe in and am I doing them for the best possible motives? Yes. Unambiguously yes.
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Contours on the second half of a long putt have more impact on how the ball rolls because it's going slower. Adjust your speed if that last part is playing uphill or downhill. Don't get fooled by an early slope or break.
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My most vivid memory of my father centers on the day he left. It was warm, and my mother was especially short with Rhonda and me that afternoon, which I attributed to the heat. I was oblivious to the mounting hostilities in our basement apartment.
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I feel deeply my responsibility to teach sacred things. I am so aware that the world is changing and will be vastly different from the one I have known. Values have shifted. Basic decency and respect for good things are eroding.
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It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
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I didn't want to become an actress because the competition with my mother would have been to much to live up to.
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No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
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Lions, wolves, and vultures don't live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together.
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When you hold your baby in your arms the first time, and you think of all the things you can say and do to influence him, it's a tremendous responsibility. What you do with him can influence not only him, but everyone he meets and not for a day or a month or a year but for time and eternity.
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As Mayor, I will fully support my Arts Commission and its professional selection committees so that they can commission a full range of public art that is daring and, when appropriate, daringly traditional.
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It's hard to make something collaboratively. That's the challenge. Sometimes you're successful.
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It looks like it's been furnished by discount stores.
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My hand is the extension of the thinking process - the creative process.
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People are very interested in having access to wireless data while they are on a plane.
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It confuses me that Christian living is not simpler. The gospel, the very good news, is simple.
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I've benefited from the best of both societies and both cultures, East and West.
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I started playing chess when I was five years old. I learned the moves from my mother, then worked with my father - and later trainers. My style became very technical. I sacrificed a lot of things. I was always hunting for the king, for the mate. I'd forget about my other pieces.
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No nude scenes. No sex-symbol parts. I want people to recognize me for my work, not just for being pretty.
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The things that make me happy most are my family and working.
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I usually have pretty good intuition on projects that I work on.
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I think I've got a decent imagination. I hope some of my stories inspire other young imaginations.
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Some of the best rock riffs ever written were by Jimmy Page, and I can't really name the songs, but some of the stuff he did on his first and second records is beyond brilliant.
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Happy to see that the Automobile Club of Monaco, opened its doors to the public to attend a considerable event. The promotion of this event will be made by the image and by the text, but still by word of mouth.
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Sometimes I yell, sometimes I raise my voice. I am trying to do it less, because it's not always attractive. It's not always the right thing to do.
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The exterior cannot do without the interior since it is from this, as from life, that it derives much of its inspiration and character.
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Religious beliefs are sacred to people, and at all times should be respected and honoured.
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As president, Reagan worked very well with Democrats to do big things. It is true that he worked to reduce the size of government and cut federal taxes and he eliminated many regulations, but he also raised taxes when necessary.
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3D printing will massively reduce the cost of certain products as the cost of labor is removed.
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By a lot of people's standards, I lived a very privileged life. I never wanted for attention, I never wanted for material things. In some ways, I was probably spoiled because I never had to share. And I was doted on.
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I've written a lot of books which are written from the moon - the view from nowhere.
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We shot that in all the real places where Van Gogh worked.
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At the Sex Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, they were a phenomenal help, too. We went out there for a few days, and they gave us access to materials. And the biographies, there are four or five, ranging from very poor to excellent.
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You can only have one aim per debate.
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A typical medical practice is like an old-fashioned business which keeps all of its records on paper. It can probably track down any individual transaction if it needs to, but it's basically helpless when it comes to overall measurements of performance. And that's the big problem.
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I always loved silent movies. I was not a specialist, but I loved them. And when I started directing, I became really fascinated by the format - how it works, the device of the silent movie. It's not the same form of expression as a talkie. The lack of sounds makes you participate in the storytelling.
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I've been in jail a couple times. I've been caught shoplifting.
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The four places I've called home in my life have been Lahore, London, New York and California. And I have a very strong tie to each one of those four places.
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The truth is that sometimes it is hard even for me to recognize the Hillary Clinton that other people see.
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Man can embody truth but he cannot know it.
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I can only really speak for myself and what I've noticed in my kids and the people in my life, but because dinosaurs were real, and yet they seem so fantastical, is why they held such a huge fascination for me as a child. They're so different from human beings.
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I don't prejudge issues. I come to every case with an open mind. Every case is new to me.
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I think the moment you start trying to please a fan base is when you start going downhill. I'm going to always, always write about what I want, even if it doesn't necessarily cater to most of them.
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I try not to dwell on big mistakes but to move on when I make a mistake. I make mistakes most of the times and that's part of the risk profile being an entrepreneur. I guess one big mistake I did was not to start my own company earlier. I spent nine years working for others before starting Kazaa in 2000.
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Professionalism in medicine has given us medial miracles for the affluent but hospitals that will charge $35 for aspirin.
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There are 10 men in me and I do not know or understand one of them.
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I'm trying to find new ways to make this game more attractive.
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Jewish intellectuals contributed a great deal to insure that Europe became a continent of humanism, and it is with these humanist ideals that Europe must now intervene in the Middle East conflict.
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When you think about Puritanism, you must begin by getting rid of the slang term 'Puritanism' as applied to Victorian religious hypocrisy. This does not apply to seventeenth-century Puritanism.
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Spin is a tricky thing. When you're trying to avoid it - say, on a tee shot, where sidespin puts you in the trees - it's easy to make it happen.
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Khomeini was not a puppet like Arafat or Qaddafi or the many other dictators I met in the Islamic world. He was a sort of Pope, a sort of king - a real leader.
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When my shoes are killing me, I take a maxi pad and put it in the bottom of my shoe. It is better than any Dr. Scholl's insert. That fashion tip has saved me through some long nights.
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It's not easy working with your husband, I'll be straight up about that. But when we work together, we always get great product. It's not easy in the process and as we go along it gets easier, but yeah, it gets a little sticky.
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My vocal style I haven't tried to copy from anyone. It just developed until it became the girlish whine it is today.
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Fashion has this youth mania. But 70-year-old ladies don't have 18-year-old bodies, and 18-year-olds don't have a 70-year-old's dollars.
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I would say that one of the things that we are proud of is that we are attracting very interesting guest stars. One is Tyne Daly, who has done a wonderful job.
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Watching a film should feel like you just tore a hole out of the air and the void caught fire.
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I share the opinion of those of broader vision, who see in the signs of the time hope of humanity for peace.

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