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We are at war to liberate Iraq, to protect the people of the United States and other countries from the devastating impact of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction being used by terrorists or the Iraqi government to kill thousands of innocent civilians.
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The body's immune system is like any other system of the body. Each of them have their vital function for the human host.
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I don't live by all these rigid, weird rules that make me feel all fenced in. I just like the way that I feel like, and that makes me feel very free.
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Think of it this way: performing is like sprinting while screaming for three, four minutes. And then you do it again. And then you do it again. And then you walk a little, shouting the whole time. And so on. Your adrenaline quickly overwhelms your conditioning.
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We shoot double episodes in 15 days in Los Angeles.
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Comedy arises out of necessity, because some things are so dark that you have to laugh about it.
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I don't know how the other senators see me. I hope they see me as a farmer. That's really what I am. But I don't think they see me on a tractor or fixing equipment. I hope they see me grounded, as somebody who has common sense.
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Once you've invested hundreds of hours in creating a coherent universe, your story's grown to around a half-million words and can't be written as anything less than a trilogy.
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There's nothing tantric about my particular view on life.
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I was a real rebel. I got expelled.
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Here we encounter two conflicting concepts with which we must come to grips in our time: the idea of national solidarity and the idea of international cooperation.
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Jerry Robinson illustrated some of the defining images of pop culture's greatest icons. As an artist myself, it's impossible not to feel humbled by his body of work. Everyone who loves comics owes Jerry a debt of gratitude for the rich legacy that he leaves behind.
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I don't think you're going to be seeing the U.S. employing large army divisions to deal with small terrorist groups again. I don't think they're going to be occupying foreign nations in order to dry up terrorist groups within them. I think that lesson has been learned.
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Drink the first. Sip the second slowly. Skip the third.
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It was so naive to think that there was nothing interesting that happened after 55. Come on, there's a whole second adulthood!
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I've grown so much since 1996. I think that was the turning point of when I started to go to church every Sunday and not just because you're supposed to. But because you enjoy going and listening to the Word and being excited about it.
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It is sometimes difficult to view compassion and loving kindness as the strengths they are.
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I'm going to do some consulting for nonprofits and arts agencies. These are areas I'm interested in that didn't come directly out of Harvard, but certainly I started looking at things in a different manner.
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When I was 13 my dream was to play the U.S. Open. Now it's to win it.
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I want to get up at 6 A.M. and go swimming and do 30 lengths.
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Not surprisingly, in most Sunni regions there has little appetite for free U.S.-sponsored elections.
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Both my parents are immigrants. I've seen different struggles they've had. There's a reason you don't see me using accents. I don't do impressions of my folks. When I'm doing a crappy impression of my folks, and you're laughing, I'm thinking, 'When my parents talk to people, when they walk away do people do impressions of them? Do they laugh?'
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With things in my personal life, if I talk about it, it doesn't stay personal.
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Students of America, working families of America: President Obama will not turn his back on you.
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The author O. Henry taught me about the value of the unexpected. He once wrote about the noise of flowers and the smell of birds - the birds were chickens and the flowers dried sunflowers rattling against a wall.
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I love to use beets as a lip tint. It lasts all day.
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People who hardly ever cook at all, suddenly at the holidays, feel like it's their responsibility to not only cook dinner for large groups of people suddenly, but to serve things that are fussy or fancy or formal. And I don't think that's what anybody really wants, especially if you're not good at it.
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I don't have to wait until the next morning to regret something I did that was kinda dumb.
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I may be only a fish and chip shop lady, but some of these economists need to get their heads out of the textbooks and get a job in the real world. I would not even let one of them handle my grocery shopping.
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The possibility that terrorist groups could obtain weapons of mass destruction should not be dismissed as a fiction. This is a horrific threat the international community should take seriously. As long as these weapons exist, so, too, does the risk of their use - by accident or design.
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Universal suffrage is sound in principle. The radical element is right.
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I would like to do more dramas when I find a good role that will allow me to politely upset people's expectations of me as a comic actor.
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I maintain music is not here to make us forget about life. It's also here to teach us about life: the fact that everything starts and ends, the fact that every sound is in danger of disappearing, the fact that everything is connected - the fact that we live and we die.
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Everyone has a story.
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Debates, I hate.
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When it comes to engaging and influencing culture, too many Christians think too highly of political activism.
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If you know your characters well enough, you aren't trying to grasp for storylines. You're really thinking about their flaws and their passions and what they're chasing.
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Probably one of the happiest moments, outside the birth of all of my kids, was the first time we won an Emmy, that the show won an Emmy. That was a big night.
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Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think.
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It's always very special for me to work Chicago. Both of the record companies I was with, early on, were based in Chicago. The music was always huge there.
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Quick. Name ten dead redheads.
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And I like to interpret music. So I think it's all interpretive.
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Postmodernism came nowhere close in quality to Modernism at its apogee, not least because that later style wholly lacked the social impetus that animated the designs most emblematic of the Modern Movement.
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I love the idea of marriage. I definitely want marriage and little Kellans running around.
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I think good art happens on that edge between comfortable and in a lot of pain, you know what I mean?
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My first buildings, when I was about 30, were rejected for aesthetic reasons.
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Find your own specific voice in filmmaking and go for it. Either people will get it or they won't and that's what it's all about.
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I've had a couple of guys that I've had co-produce records with me through my career, and it's fun to work with a co-producer.
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The high point of civilization is that you can hate me and I can hate you but we develop an etiquette that allows us to deal with each other because if we acted solely upon our impulse we'd probably go to war.
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I love Cate Blanchett. She's extremely classy and has this knack for taking on roles and being very, very strong, but also embedding vulnerability. She has this relatable quality. I like the path she chose.
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I wanted to be my own boss. I was fascinated by airlines and how I could change travel for the average person. Then I wanted to diversify.
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Music has generally involved a lot of awkward contraptions, a certain amount of heavy lifting.
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I love the opportunity to wear something really special and go to a wonderful event at some great cultural institution.
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I'm interested in playing all kinds of parts.
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It took so long to make it in America. The year I arrived was a bad year for women singers, the record company told me. So I starved. I lived in a hotel so dreadful I can't even talk about it.
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I'm not mad about movies, there are too many people involved in the making of them, and they lack a definitive creative focus.
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I don't care about my image.
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I'm in this business for too long to be halfhearted about anything.
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I didn't care too much for ballet, because you had to be more disciplined, and you sort of looked like everyone else. It required a certain kind of conformity that I didn't feel like I wanted to do.
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You've probably been asked to care about things like HIV/AIDS or T.B. or measles, but diarrhea kills more children than all those three things put together. It's a very potent weapon of mass destruction.
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In pop music, the public usually see the results - the hit records, the Grammy Awards performances, the concert tours - but not all the work that goes into getting into the spotlight. And not everyone realizes that, even if you have a lot of talent, chances are you won't make it.
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Ants have the most complicated social organization on earth next to humans.
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The reason I do interviews is because I'm protecting my songs.
Bjork
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Entrepreneurs are like visionaries. One of the ways they run forward is by viewing the thing they're doing as something that's going to be the whole world.
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I actually think I have an audience member's sensibility about going to the movies.
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You can work, shop, do everything from home, and I find this unsettling.
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The idea that the business world's needs get ignored in Washington is perpetuated by business so it can fulfill even more of its needs, real or imagined.
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Eataly is the greatest - it's like food galore there. They have all of these little stations, like a pasta area and a pizza area. And they have the best gelato.
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I don't think that because I am Hispanic I should therefore do Hispanic work.
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I don't think I had a script on 'King Kong.' But usually you read a script and then you go and audition for it. It's rare when there's no script. I sort of like the latter better, because I'm more successful at it.
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My daddy wanted me to be a farmer; feel the smoothness of Alabama clay and become one of the first blacks in my town to own land. But, I was worried about my history being caked with that southern clay, and I subscribed to a different kind of teaching and learning in my bones and in my spirit.
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What is the 'noble cause' for which you sent our country to war?
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I'm always dissing Ray and making fun of him, talking about his money.
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I've spent the better part of the last twenty-five years doing a lot of traveling.
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If women's choices - such as taking time off to rear children - make them less productive in the economy, does adolescent boys' behavior in school make them even less so, because they are missing the educational potential of their formative years?
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Anything can make me stop and look and wonder, and sometimes learn.
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I have a whole other side that has yet to be seen on screen.
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The last thing the Department of Homeland Security is about is infringing on anybody's constitutionally protected rights.
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If you see me in New York, you'll probably see me on my bicycle riding furiously between a city bus and a taxi cab, hitting one of them on the side and yelling at them.
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If you write thrillers or mysteries or horror fiction or quote-unquote speculative fiction, men might read you, and the 'Times' might notice you.
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Prices are going up. Unemployment continues to go up. And we have not had the necessary correction for the financial bubble created by our Federal Reserve system.
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You may be embarrassed about the way you looked and the wacky clothes you wore when you were young, but normally, at least it's hidden in a box in the attic.
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I was born October 5, 1957, on the South Side of Chicago, in the Woodlawn area, a neighborhood that hasn't changed much in forty-five years. Our house was on 66th and Blackstone, but the city tore it down when the rats took over.
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In any relationship that comes to an end, there's never just a baseline reason why. You say, 'Oh, I broke up with my girlfriend.' Someone says, 'Why?' You say, 'Well, you got three hours? And then maybe after I tell you my version, you've got to talk to her.'
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The Native American cultures on this continent, most of them, were matrilineal, and some women were the chiefs. Societies were about balance.
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I want to tell a story that makes the reader always want to see what will happen next.
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I've always been a chameleon from book to book, like a director who does different films in the best possible way.
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My idea at this time, which was slowly developing, was to create a comedie humaine with little people, average people - samples from every period in American life.
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The villain drives the plot.
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I like the app where you can make your own memes. I make memes all the time and send them to my friends.
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I was taken by the romanticism of being thought of as an adult and living in a world that was completely new to me. I fell in love with acting then.
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The way that you parent, you ease into every stage.
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The people I go after are the false experts, those who do not accept the limits of their knowledge.
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Sport allows us to engage in dialogue and to build bridges, and it may even have the capacity to reshape international relations. The Olympic Games embody perfectly this universal mission.
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The best writers attempt to become alternative historians.
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For me, I think the bigger something is, the more difficult it is to make it nimble and fleet afoot.
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Here's what I've learned about deal-breakers. If you have enough natural chemistry with someone, you overlook every single thing that you said would break the deal.
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People are craving this great progress in electronics, going after computers, the Internet, etc. It's a giant progress technologically. But they must have a balance of soul, a balance for human beauty. That means art has an important role.
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I'm never happier than when I'm not working. The strip is a job - that's why I take money for it. It's a job I'm passionate about, but it's a job I totally leave in the studio when I walk out of here, unless I'm late and I have to work at home. I never think of the strip unless I'm compelled to.
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I supported Arizona's immigration law by joining in that lawsuit to defend it. Every day I have Texans on that border that are doing their job.

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