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I went back to Australia to do a show called 'The Beautiful Lie,' which is a retelling of 'Anna Karenina' in a six-part mini-series - a modern, contemporary version.
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I do think you are supposed to go through wars with your child because otherwise the tearing apart that has to happen when they go off to lead their own life would be unbearable.
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Don't be told something is impossible. There's always a way.
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Jim Rollins is the king of the weird science action genre.
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Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
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The last remaining thing that must be communicated to the next generation is an aging figure that still continues to change.
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I just don't know a couple that's been married more than three years that doesn't annoy the heck out of each other every 15 minutes.
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I definitely prefer intimate crowds. I mean, those are always the best shows, like, a small venue. Packed to the gills. Hot, sweaty. Those are always the fun shows.
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We lived by the water, and I was a pretty normal kid until my teenage years; then I dyed my hair pink and spiraled out of control.
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It hurts a lot when you cannot really comprehend what a person is saying in a meeting, or you don't even understand what you're reading in your contract.
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I just want to keep making music, recording and trying different things. I don't want to do the same thing all the time.
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Somebody once said to me, 'If you want to be understood, don't write fiction.'
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God gave me the gift to be able to play instruments and I have to play.
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Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
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I think many of my books, including 'Handle with Care,' including 'My Sister's Keeper,' circle back to how far are we willing to go for the people we love? I think love changes the way we think. It's the thing that takes you out of what your normal set of beliefs would be.
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Our study showed that the false memory and the genuine memory are based on very similar, almost identical, brain mechanisms. It is difficult for the false memory bearer to distinguish between them.
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I would say to someone, 'Make your own stuff sooner.' Also, it's OK to say no to something if it doesn't feel right.
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It was hard to figure out what were the good causes, the bad causes, even the good politics and the bad politics. So we started taking requests and figuring it out.
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The way we tell our stories on stage is that we use spoken word to convey action, and in movies, we use visual images to convey action.
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I was a fan of the 'Dredd' comics when I was a teenager.
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The Republicans have bought into the idea that people hate them because they're opposed to everything.
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The destructive character lives from the feeling, not that life is worth living, but that suicide is not worth the trouble.
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My father was only thirty-one when he died of a heart attack, much too young for a father to die and leave his young wife with five rambunctious little kids to take care of. I was the youngest. Only a couple of months old when he died.
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My father was a small-businessman, and if he didn't get up and go to work, there would be no business.
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Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
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I do a lot of dry shampoo. My hair just works better when it's not as clean!
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If a guy is skilled at anything, that's attractive. There's something very primal about that and, sure, it can be as simple as figuring out the tip quickly. It's really cool when a guy tips 20 percent quickly and effortlessly so that when the check comes, he opens it and signs his name and done.
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The more people smoke herb, the more Babylon fall.
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On the unconscious level, touch seems to impart a subliminal sense of caring and connection.
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Americans are worried about pollution - oil trains running through their towns, fracking in their neighborhoods, coal dust in their air. They're worried about what the future will look like for their children if carbon pollution continues unchecked.
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I'm ambitious. I do think you have a tendency to be less happy sometimes when you're a seeker. You can be disenchanted because you're not getting what you want, and you're always striving and looking ahead instead of just being in the moment.
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As the publisher of the 'Tory,' I strive to defend the pillars of Western civilization against the distractions of diversity.
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Old age is a special problem for me because I've never been able to shed the mental image I have of myself - a lad of about 19.
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Girls think that being glamorous means making mistakes and being irresponsible. And that's just not true. The smarter you are, the better prepared you are to make decisions in your life, the more likely you are to lead a satisfying life and be glamorous and fun and anything you want to be.
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There were no strategic mistakes that could affect Russia's history and it further development. No, there were no such mistakes. Tactical errors were made in some less significant options, problems and so on. But, on the whole, Russia embarked on a correct path and it changed.
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Lebanon will be engulfed again in a huge power game that will last quite a long time. This is the tragic destiny of Lebanon.
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Every time you go to the doctor and get a good report, the odds keep staking more in your favour.
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I think the movie business is in trouble. It's all movies that you've seen before. Everything's a remake; they want things that are familiar rather than things that surprise you.
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Winning the Royal Rumble is as big an accomplishment as anything.
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Guess what, I'm the opposite of a role model!
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As the years passed in my village, I witnessed poorly educated young men leaving to seek the greater comforts and liberations of big cities. I would see them on my visits to Delhi.
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Science has to be understood in its broadest sense, as a method for comprehending all observable reality, and not merely as an instrument for acquiring specialized knowledge.
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I'm such a diva on set.
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The word 'demand' is a tricky word when used by our gender. When used by men, it's part of their vernacular.
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I don't necessarily write everything as automatically assuming it will be collected, there's nothing that says Hitman will be collected, though it might be.
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I talked about becoming stupid, but I've always been stupid. Fortunately I've been just smart enough to realize that I'm stupid.
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Today's developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise.
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We need what I have often called an ecological approach to the management of these resources and we do not have that now. We have the inertia of past habits, unsustainable habits.
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People often cover their mouths when lying. A hand on the mouth or even a touch of the lips shows you that they are lying because this unconscious body language represents a closing off of communication.
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I get really very upset when I'm voted out, and I feel very disappointed.
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Tim O'Brien's book about Vietnam, 'The Things They Carried', has won every award, is studied in college and is considered to be definitive. But it's fiction.
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The voice is something very mysterious. It's difficult to say what is inside a voice that moves people.
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If Jesus came back today, and saw what was going on in his name, he'd never stop throwing up.
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It's a crapshoot, publishing.
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At the end of the day, customer choice is essential. And we don't make products that compete with Apple, nor make products that compete with Google. Our customers come in both iOS and Android flavors, and I hope our customers can still buy the products they want to purchase wherever they want to purchase them.
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I had to think about ankle torsion, where the screws are on the ski, how that affects the forces going into the ski and how the ski bends, your leverage points. It was a challenge. I was having the greatest time, making the mistakes, crashing.
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Any ideas of 'other' are complicated, and otherness is relative to personal ideas of 'normal.'
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Because running fast is more fun than running slow.
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Not everyone grows to be old, but everyone has been younger than he is now.
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Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
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I didn't write my book, 'I Don't Care About Your Band,' in order to give women a brand-new set of dating rules they need to feel terrible about not abiding. I wrote my book to make the women who read it feel good about themselves, and a little more entitled to be treated well by the guys they go out with.
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If you go back to, say, the Brothers Grimm or Roald Dahl, you see so much darkness in children's material.
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Have I got a black book? Yes, it's called a mobile phone. I do get offers. There is no shortage of people if you want to go on dates - working in TV, living in L.A., it is there if you want it.
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'Pleasantville' seems tonally ambitious, but it can handle a wide breadth of tone because it's so fanciful.
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I don't care what you label me as long as you call me president.
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Go to any Shinto temple in Japan and you'll see it: a simple stand from which hang hundreds of wooden postcard-size plaques with a colorful image on one side and, on the other, densely scribbled Japanese characters in black felt-tip pen, pleas to the gods for help or succor.
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In bed at night, I could be reading some book, and I'll come across a sentence that's totally unrelated to some scene I did years ago. But I'll play the scene back in my mind and think, I did that wrong - I should've opened the door more slowly.
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I ran away from three different boarding schools before joining a circus school, and eventually I became an actor. The only thing I learned at boarding school was never to send my child to one.
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And I think Governor Romney has a shot if the 'R' next to his name doesn't just stand for 'Republican,' it stands for 'reformer.'
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I want to show that theater isn't just talking about feelings or people wearing tights.
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I'm not really interested in doing a traditional romantic comedy where everything ties up neatly.
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Without any intended hubris, I've lead a pretty exciting life. What I've tried to do in Mission Compromised is draw on those experiences to create a sense of excitement and realism within the story.
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Every couple of years, we could dispatch people from Earth to Mars.
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I've realized how important it is to have women in your life. You get to a certain age where you're like, 'I need women around.'
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I was born in Newton, MA. Graduated from Brown University in 2001 with honors in English as a playwright. I attended the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Center in Waterford, CT just after Brown. I moved to NYC in 2002 and was a professional... waiter, for 3 years.
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I used to sell furniture for a living. The trouble was, it was my own.
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At the heart of the Protestant faith is the conviction that there is nothing we contribute to our salvation but our sin, no merit we bring but Christ's, and nothing necessary for justification except faith alone.
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I count Joseph Smith among those whose testimony of Christ helped me to develop my own testimony of the Savior. Before I recognized the tutoring of the Spirit testifying to me that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, my youthful heart felt that he was a friend of God and would therefore, quite naturally, also be a friend of mine.
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If you look at the requirements for just one piece, like art, from one generation of games to the next, it will change radically. You need people who are adaptable because the thing that makes you the best in the world in one generation of games is going to be totally useless in the next.
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The president has undermined trust. No longer will the members of Congress be entitled to accept his veracity. Caveat emptor has become the word. Every member of Congress is on his or her own to determine the truth.
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That's not a villain, that's a man whose a victim of being in love with the wrong one.
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Actors work and slave and it is the color of your hair that can determine your fate in the end.
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If I'm watching my favorite boxer, and he's just won the heavyweight championship of the world, and he retires, it kind of makes the guy a legend.
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My parents' divorce made an important change in my life. It affected me. After that, when I can't play Wimbledon, it was tough. For one month I was outside the world.
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A Pike, in the California dialect, is a native of Missouri, Arkansas, Northern Texas, or Southern Illinois. The first emigrants that came over the plains were from Pike County, Missouri; but as the phrase, 'a Pike County man,' was altogether too long for this short life of ours, it was soon abbreviated into 'a Pike.'
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President Obama believes in a level playing field.
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I knew all about Edward VIII's abdication, George VI becoming the king and having a stammer, but nothing about how he got rid of it.
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Perhaps September 11 could be called the first historic world event in the strictest sense: the impact, the explosion, the slow collapse - a gruesome reality literally took place in front of a global public.
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Yeah, the next Wu album should be out by late '95.
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I've got lots of favourite authors, but I would say Nicci French because I look more forward to reading her next new book than any other author.
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I am sensible of the velocity of the moments, and entering that part of my head alert to the motion of the world I am aware that life was never perfect, never absolute. This bestows contentment, even a fearlessness.
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As the President reviewed the state of the union and unveiled his second-term agenda, he fell short of adequately explaining how he intends to set America back on the course of fiscal responsibility and secure the fiscal health of the nation.
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I have idea files of books that I want to write one of these days, stories I want to write one of these days, but I'll probably never get to them.
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I paint people not because of what they are like, not exactly in spite of what they are like, but how they happen to be.
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I had the fortunate experience to play with people from different schools of music. Sam Rivers is from the fundamentalist school of music.
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I am tremendously excited to introduce a unique 'Metal Gear Solid' experience to a new audience of gamers as well as collaborate with my mentor in game design, Mr. Miyamoto, on 'Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes' for Nintendo GameCube.
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It was mostly through pop culture, through hip-hop, through Dungeons & Dragons and comic books that I acquired much of my vocabulary.
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The song 'Laughing Down Crying' is not a typical Daryl song.
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Our swords shall play the orators for us.
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We've never thought too deeply about the roles things like forgetting or partisanship or inefficiency or ambiguity or hypocrisy play in our political or social life. It's been impossible to get rid of them, so we took them for granted, and we kind of thought, naively, that they're always the enemy.

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