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I started reading when I was about three, a little over three.
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Of course there are some models who are not good, but it has been proven that some models can act. Look at Kim Basinger, Sharon Stone or Andie MacDowell, who were all models - they are really fantastic actresses.
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As an actress for most of my life, I am profoundly familiar with poverty.
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When I talk to teachers they tell me the things they'd most like from any government are a reduction in bureaucracy, support to help ensure good discipline and a reformed Ofsted.
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Cirque du Soleil means Circus of the Sun. When I need to take time to reenergize, I go somewhere by the ocean to sit back and watch the sunsets. That is where the idea of 'Soleil' came from, on a beach in Hawaii, and because the sun is the symbol of youth and energy.
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Men know they are sexual exiles. They wander the earth seeking satisfaction, craving and despising, never content. There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy.
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People must insist on the right to say no, to be alone, to stand out from the herd. Creative artists can say all this in their own way and in their own field, by hard, rigorous work.
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The laws only can determine the punishment of crimes, and the authority of making penal laws can only reside with the legislator, who represents the whole society united by the social compact.
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You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.
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Never played football, but I'm an athlete. I'm a competitor.
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Israel of the coastal plain, where eight out of ten Israeli Jews live far removed from the occupied territories, from the fiery Jerusalem, from the religious and nationalistic conflicts, is unknown to the outside world, almost unknown to itself.
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Viewers make online requests to their favorite video-making whisperers to do the things that trigger their head tingles. Everyone's needs are different. It's like an interactive choose-your-own-adventure.
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I'm looking for a deal from one of you TV networks to give Snoop Dogg his own hood TV show where I can find America's hottest hood artists.
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I'm from Switzerland, so I grew up with great chocolate.
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My films do have a big following among young girls, and I want to instill confidence in them, a sense of self-appreciation - to make them feel they can be spirited and say what they feel.
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An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
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It's not hard to keep up the image we chose. It's not hard to stay yourselves.
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I think very visually, and I just never thought I had a novel in me.
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I got a chance to listen to and watch Thelonious Monk and his quartet play two shows a night, for six weeks. It was a great education. There was my university, man.
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I despise making the most of one's time. Half of the pleasures of life consist of the opportunities one has neglected.
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I always had a strong support system. My parents always supported the stuff that I did.
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See, even despite pious statements to the contrary, much of the industrialized world has not yet come to terms with the recognition of the fallacy of what I call the strong man syndrome.
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I don't think I am that materialistic, actually. Obviously at home in the country the art collection is important, but we have one big room in the middle of the house where we do everything - the television, the kitchen, everything.
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In short, the proposition that God was in any way involved in our creation is effectively outlawed, and implicitly negated.
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Comedy is tragedy - plus time.
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There were days I could barely struggle into a size 46 or 48, months of larges and XXLs, and endless rounds of leggings with the elastic at the waist stretched to its limit and beyond - topped with the fashion equivalent of a tea cozy. And always black, because I was in mourning for my slimmer self.
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We got ratings. It isn't that they won't quarrel with you, or say you're always right. But as long as you stay strong and the ratings are good and you're reasonable - I don't think we fought unreasonably. We basically won that right.
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Girls can wear jeans, cut their hair short, wear shirts and boots, 'cause it's okay to be a boy, but for a boy to look like a girl is degrading.
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I'm not super nostalgic for friendships I've lost along the way. I feel like, if they were truly meaningful and really special, they would still exist. I think we grow and change, and that's okay.
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The New Deal exists principally on an emotional plane for Obama. To him, the New Deal is something you play like a song, to make you or your constituents feel better.
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Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
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My parents' long and happy marriage was a great ideal to live up to, but a tough one.
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If you really love music, people can tell if you love music. You have to just stick with it.
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If I go to Singapore, I have friends there. If they came to Zambia, they'd feel the same way. I've made connections, and I have friends in many, many countries.
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I always loved watching movies because I loved what certain moments inside of films did to me.
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I always wore the highest heels possible, because the other women on the show were tall.
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I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.
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Like 'Twin Peaks,' '24,' 'Mad Men,' and 'The Sopranos' before it, 'Downton Abbey' enriches the iconography and collective lore of pop culture. It replenishes the stream.
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When leaders know how to lead great meetings, there's less time wasted and less frustration. We have more energy to do the work that matters, realize our full potential, and do great things.
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The third umpires should be changed as often as nappies and for the same reason.
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Mystical explanations are thought to be deep; the truth is that they are not even shallow.
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It's amazing what you can do with an E in A-Level art, a twisted imagination and a chainsaw.
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Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.
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I would never become a big, big model in the commercial sense because I was such a type; you couldn't use me in everything.
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The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions.
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Stephen Hawking's been watching too many Hollywood movies. I think the only kind aliens in Hollywood are the ones created by Steven Spielberg - 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' and 'E.T.,' for example. All other aliens are trying to suck our brains out.
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Flaws make us all human, and you're rooting for characters because of those flaws. It's ageless if you're interested in relationships and the way people can or can't relate to each other.
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It doesn't matter that I didn't win a trophy because I did it my way and I lived the dream.
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The time of Milosevic has long passed.
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'Life Is Good' represents the most beautiful, dramatic and heavy moments in my life.
Nas
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Everyone in comedy thinks if you go to the U.S. you become a global star but, unfortunately, I've always been a bit anti-American - so I never did.
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Well there's nobody who has a more supportive husband than I do, and he has a business that he runs, and it's his own business, so he has work to do, my kids have school to do, I mean, people have - there are other things in life besides politics.
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Up to 80 percent of the fish that we catch spend at least part of their lives in estuaries.
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It's frustrating we still don't see more movies featuring strong women.
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Dick Cheney and Al Gore have redefined the role of the vice president in the minds of the public. It should be a big job, beyond simply checking the health status of the president.
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What I would say to anybody facing any life challenge or disease is that that is courage - to choose life, to keep looking at what's good.
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Life is a predicament which precedes death.
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What is worthy or unworthy on the Sabbath day will have to be judged by each of us by trying to be honest with the Lord. On the Sabbath day, we should do what we have to do and what we ought to do in an attitude of worshipfulness and then limit our other activities.
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There has never been a time when I was not committed to, involved in, or caring of, the social and political issues of my world.
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It's not always been a happy marriage. I guess I wanted a quick fix.
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When I play live, I feel how the audience is going and follow and lead at the same time.
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Mozart was born Mozart. Charlie Parker was born Charlie Parker.
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When I was a seminarian, I was dazzled by a girl I met at an uncle's wedding. I was surprised by her beauty, her intellectual brilliance... and, well, I was bowled over for quite a while.
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As I've gotten to know myself over the years, I realised I'm kind of a sweet, sensitive guy, a shy guy, and communication is not something I'm so good at.
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If cheap immigrant labor is made unavailable, employers can hire Americans at a higher wage, or replace low-wage immigrant workers with technology and automation, which will create a smaller number of skilled jobs for Americans.
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When men stop believing in God, it isn't that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything.
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I was a cub reporter on a local newspaper in Limerick city, and I used to cover the district court meetings. All of life passed through the Limerick courthouse. Misery, malevolence, the dark side of humanity... I tell ya, it made 'Angela's Ashes' look like 'The Wonderful World of Disney.'
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I never had a chance to play with dolls like other kids. I started working when I was six years old.
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I think movies glamorize violence, in the sense that they make it in a way that it's either cool or funny.
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson is probably one of the funniest people I've ever met in my life. Everything the kid does is funny. I think he tunes his life to being funny.
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When I started teaching at Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2000, no field-based courses in strategic philanthropy existed.
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I know some people who never have any difficulties to speak of. The moment I understood your premisses, I felt sure you had a real foundation to hold on.
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I was probably nine or ten the first time I heard there was no Santa Claus.
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I enjoyed reading and learning at school, and at university I enjoyed extending my reading and learning. Once I left Cambridge, I went to Yale as a fellow. I spent two years there. After that, George Gale made me literary editor of 'The Spectator.'
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I would love to do more music, definitely. That is my true passion. Dance is first and then music.
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We all have our pet things that we like to get religious about.
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I always know what I'm going to write before I sit down.
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Nobody says you have to be shackled to tradition.
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People talk about this 'bucket list': 'I need to go to this country, I need to skydive.' Whereas I need to think as much as I can, to feel as much as I can, to be conscious and observe and understand me and the people around me as much as I can.
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People change and forget to tell each other.
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We're seeing a new 'Gilded Age,' where inheritance is a deciding factor in who becomes the wealthiest.
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I've been noticing gravity since I was very young.
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The whole history of pop music had rested on the first person singular, with occasional intrusions of the second person singular.
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Career had a lot to do with 80 percent of my breakups. It's very tough to date a struggling musician. The idea of it is enticing and fun and mysterious. But the reality is long hours and hard work. I have a lot of respect for the women I've dated.
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The U.S. Constitution was meant to be universal, not just something that only America would observe. The principle of defending liberty for all people ideally should apply everywhere in the world.
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Rio's a beautiful city, a vibrant place, special place.
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I have not the slightest pretension to call my verses poetry; I write now and then for no other purpose than to relieve depression or to improve my English.
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If my assistant goes off and becomes successful, and people want to work with him, I'd take that as a compliment that I'd trained them well.
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I remembered that my grandfather had spent his teenage years in Shanghai and that he went back after he finished medical school to work there in a hospital. So I went back into my family archives and was able to find out his exact address; it was a street that was in the French Concession.
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The hippy movement was a failure. All hippies around now just represent complete apathy. There's a million good reasons why the thing failed, OK. But the only thing we've got to live with is that it failed.
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The average action game doesn't much traffic in thematic grandiosity, but the BioShock games are different.
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Every actor is alive because of his/her fans. I'm glad that my fans love me so much. I have an immense responsibility towards them. That's why I'm careful while signing a film. What is also important is to judge whether I would like to watch the film as an audience or not.
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Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
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I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.
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The cool thing about being a songwriter, or a writer, I guess, in general, you can take on a lot of different things, experience a lot of different things, just by writing about them.
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My greatest surprise was that so much of what we think is common sense is just prejudice, and so much of what we think is scientific fact is about as scientific as the idea that the sun revolves around the earth.
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You know, if you think about it, the most powerful people on this earth probably never raise their voices - they just say it and people hop to, because they have that power.
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I've never given a speech without being terrified first.
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I'm better suited to be a director, I think. I see myself as the general author. I hate the word 'auteur,' because it sounds so solitary when filmmaking is anything but solitary.
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The mind of a human being is formed only of comparisons made in order to examine analogies, and therefore cannot precede the existence of memory.

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