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"Compared to a lot of actresses my age, I'm actually overweight."

-Lindsay Lohan

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"I still don't like going to bed alone."

-James Franco

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"When two people are paying close attention to each other, check out the others in the group and see who's observing. Human dynamics are amazing, but so much that you might learn is subconscious interplay."

-Steven Erikson

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"Fear usually looks like anger."

-Krista Tippett

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"I didn't make my first solo record until 1981 so I don't have any 60's or 70's recordings but I am working on a large boxed set called DUST to be released next year, the 20th anniversary of my first solo record."

-Adrian Belew

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"A building is no good if someone's got to explain to you why it's good. You can't say you don't know enough about architecture - that's ridiculous. It's got to work on many levels."

-David Chipperfield

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"The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up."

-Charles Morgan

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"When I speak in English, my expressions become different. My attitude, too. I'm not sure why, but there really is a difference. My hands move differently when I speak English."

-Gong Li

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"My daily beauty regimen is definitely always in the mornings, and at night, always washing my face with a basic cleanser. I also use a moisturizer with SPF to follow up."

-Shay Mitchell

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"You're not gonna get through life without being worshipful or devoted to something. You're either devoted to your job, or to your desires. So the best way to spend your life is to try to be devoted to prayer, to Allah."

-Mos Def

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"For my 23rd birthday, I received a nylon string guitar. I told myself that if I could play Eric Clapton's 'Tears In Heaven,' then I could play the guitar. I practised every chance I got, driving my housemates insane, until several weeks later I had a shaky version of the song down. I wrote my first song on the guitar a few weeks after that."

-Neil Jackson

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"You create your own reality."

-Jane Roberts

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"The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital."

-Honore de Balzac

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"When cars honk and hoot and drunks squeeze out of car windows and scream, you can be sure that football is in the air."

-Craig Brown

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"I'm an actor and I've created a lasting and memorable character named Frasier, who is not me, but who most people think is. So when I have a chance to play something that's different, I embrace it because it's fun; also in this case, he's a memorable character."

-Kelsey Grammer

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"If you've ever made change in the offering plate, you might be a redneck."

-Jeff Foxworthy

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"Christmas albums are not something you do frequently."

-Isaac Hanson

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"The important thing to remember with the Internet is that there are large companies that have an interest in controlling how information flows in it. They're very effective at lobbying Congress, and that pattern has locked down other communication media in the past. And it will happen again unless we do something about it."

-Eli Pariser

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"Originally, I was in both software and in online computing. The first innovation really was sort of at that time that we're marrying the telephone and the computer so that people wouldn't have to drive to the computer center. We didn't have $1,000 computers."

-Sam Wyly

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"I've been such an oddball my whole life, but I've always been cool and I've always dressed fairly smartly."

-Cee Lo Green

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"Everybody, even me, sometimes had to compromise on something, doing things we know to be wrong, and this happens doing whatever job in the world. But a singer must have the courage of saying no."

-Jose Carreras

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"I called up and said, 'Dad, I won a MacArthur.' My father goes: 'I always thought your sister would win that,' and I said, 'Dad, just say congratulations and keep your private thoughts private.' At that point he laughed, then burst into tears, and it was obvious that he was so happy and proud."

-Bonnie Bassler

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"I've always gone out with much younger guys. But I rushed into relationships before really getting to know the person. What would come up as a warning sign within the first two weeks of dating would usually be the exact reason the relationship would end!"

-Carrie Ann Inaba

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"We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death."

-Charles de Montesquieu

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"If we don't have accurate information, if we are not able to tell difficult truth one to another, we will never be able to effectively design a policy for Iraq."

-Jack Reed

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"Quantity in diet is more to be regarded than quality. A full meal is a great enemy both to study and industry."

-Samuel Richardson

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"This may sound a bit naive, but I got here by believing in big dreams."

-Howard Schultz

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"I've got great people who handle my schedule, and everything does revolve around the children. If there's a parents' night or an Easter bonnet parade or a Nativity play, whatever it might be, then I plan everything around that."

-Victoria Beckham

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"Education is the mother of leadership."

-Wendell Willkie

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"My efforts in Congress are guided by the belief that environmental preservation and restoration are a critical part of the legacy we leave to future generations."

-Sue Kelly

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"Give us equality of enjoyment, equal right to expansion - it is as necessary to our prosperity as yours."

-Robert Toombs

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"What a blessing that God allows a life to come through your body, and then allows you to place that body in a body bag and take it out. I had to say that there's a magnificent something that God has for me to do, to give me that level of completion. That level of experience. It's unspeakable."

-Iyanla Vanzant

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"Has Bill Clinton inspired idealism in the young, as he himself was inspired by John F. Kennedy? Or has he actually reduced their idealism? Surely part of the answer lies in Clinton's personal moral lapse with Monica Lewinsky. But more important was his sin of omission - his failure to embrace a moral cause beyond popularity."

-Arlie Russell Hochschild

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"After the desperate years of their own war, after six years of repression inside Spain and six years of horror in exile, these people remain intact in spirit. They are armed with a transcendent faith; they have never won, and yet they have never accepted defeat."

-Martha Gellhorn

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"Early intervention programs enrich adverse family environments. The largest effects of the early intervention programs are on noncognitive traits. Now, what do I mean by that? I mean perseverance, motivation, self-esteem, and hard work."

-James Heckman

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"I'm following my dreams and doing what I love as a designer. I did not want to be one of those kids with a famous last name that doesn't do anything. That is very unfulfilling to me and I'm very happy."

-Nicky Hilton

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"To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship."

-Wendell Phillips

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"There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary."

-Emmanuel Teney

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"It starts with campaign finance reform."

-Zack Space

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"I eat super healthy and I'm super fit. I dabble in every type of fitness. I have a trainer and I go to the gym. I do yoga as well."

-Linda Evangelista

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"At the New York Athletic Club they serve amazing food. People go there, get healthy, and then eat themselves to death - which is, I suppose, the right way to do it."

-Oliver Reed

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"I believe there are more films that involve love and forgiveness than violence, but they often seem fake and are almost embarrassing to watch."

-Park Chan-wook

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"And why do we, who say we oppose tyranny and demand freedom of speech, allow people to go to prison and be vilified, and magazines to be closed down on the spot, for suggesting another version of history."

-David Icke

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"I loved my 17 years with R.E.M., but I'm ready to reflect, assess and move on to a different phase of my life. The four of us will continue our close friendship, and I look forward to hearing their future efforts as the world's biggest R.E.M. fan."

-Bill Berry

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"I don't like forcing comedy and people just trying to do things just to find a funny beat all the time."

-Martin Lawrence

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"You either end up on a good, fun show that's successful, or you have that question mark in your future, and you know that you don't know what's going to happen, which is exciting."

-Lucy Griffiths

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"At home, I relax by gardening, or just pottering."

-Jennifer Saunders

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"It is no use to grumble and complain; It's just as cheap and easy to rejoice; When God sorts out the weather and sends rain - Why, rain's my choice."

-James Whitcomb Riley

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"Labor wants pride and joy in doing good work, a sense of making or doing something beautiful or useful - to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister."

-Thorstein Veblen

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"Obama is trying to paint us as a caricature, as if we're some bizarre individualists who are hardcore libertarians. It's a false dichotomy and intellectually lazy. Of course we believe in government. We think government should do what it does really well, but that it has limits."

-Paul Ryan

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"I grew up very differently than a lot of other people in my hometown in Mississippi. But I can't imagine my life any other way. I flew home and surprised my best friend at his graduation, and I remember turning to my mom and saying, 'My graduation was so much cooler than this.' I had Melissa Joan Hart give my commencement speech."

-Taylor Spreitler

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"The Dolls were an attitude. If nothing else they were a great attitude."

-Johnny Thunders

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"All people desire what they believe will make them happy. If a person is not full of desire for God, we can only conclude that he is engaged with another happiness."

-William Law

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"If a State has reliable scientific information that demonstrates that a warning is needed for a particular food, then in the interest of public health, it should share that information with the FDA and petition for a new national standard."

-Nathan Deal

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"Fashion only seems to make sense if it's rooted in some dimension of history or if it feels like a continuation of an idea."

-Douglas Coupland

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"I think about being married again, having a home and a wife. No one can ever be married too many times, and maybe if I keep trying I'll get it right one day."

-Richard Pryor

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"Here in America, those who once had no hope will give their kids the chance at a life they always wanted for themselves. Here in America, generations of unfulfilled dreams will finally come to pass."

-Marco Rubio

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"We like to think the best of ourselves. We like to believe we always say and do the right things. We like to believe our humor is always politic. We like to believe we harbor no prejudices. At least, that's the impression we give when we are so quick to condemn those whose weaknesses and failures are subjected to the harsh light of the Internet."

-Roxane Gay

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"Mine is not an autonomous imagination."

-Jay McInerney

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"If you look at a building by Mies van der Rohe, it might look very simple, but up close, the sheer quality of construction, materials and thought are inspirational."

-David Chipperfield

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"The key to artificial intelligence has always been the representation."

-Jeff Hawkins

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"The jealousy and resentment that animate the terrorists also affect many of our former cold war allies."

-Richard Perle

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"My musical knowledge is so bad it's embarrassing. When composers discuss music with someone as primitive as myself, they have to talk about it in terms of senses and emotion, rather than keys and tempo."

-Jane Campion

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"The Leadership Training Institute of America is a cultural think tank providing training and opportunity in leadership development and cultural dynamics."

-Michael Burgess

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"I didn't have a regular school experience and wanted a more abstract way of learning. I started exploring in lots of different creative ways. It gave me the opportunity to travel and play music, so it was good for me."

-Brie Larson

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"Experts said public companies worry about the loss of customer confidence and the legal liability to shareholders or security vendors when they report flaws."

-Barton Gellman

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"If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality."

-Norman Cousins

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"I'm in love with red. I think it's such a passionate color. Every flag of every country pretty much has red it it. It's power, there's no fence sitting with red. Either you love it or you don't. I think its blood and strength and life. I do love red. I love all colors. Great shades of blue, you find them in nature. They're all magic."

-Bryan Batt

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"They make Spy Kids, they make Scream, they make A Scary Movie. This doesn't do that, so it could be a very bad marriage. I'm trying to keep this potential nightmare quiet because we're just finishing editing."

-Terry Gilliam

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"Warfarin is the drug the medical community loves to hate."

-Eric Topol

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"As America celebrates Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those who have given their lives in our nation's wars."

-John M. McHugh

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"The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate."

-Francis Bacon

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"I have a ton of cousins on my mom's side of the family, and we would put on shows together all the time and put on costumes, and we even charged our parents money."

-Maulik Pancholy

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"You can make more money on unemployment than you can going down and getting one of those jobs that is an honest job, but it doesn't pay as much. And so, that's what's happened to us is that we have put in so much entitlement into our government, that we really have spoiled our citizenry and said you don't want the jobs that are available."

-Sharron Angle

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"When Andrew went with the girls, we were talking all morning and he was saying, 'It's okay. Just remember we had such a good day. Our wedding was so perfect.' Because we're such a unit together. He made me feel very part of the day on April the 29th."

-Sarah Ferguson

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"My mom is definitely my rock."

-Alicia Keys

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"I was motivated to be different in part because I was different."

-Donna Brazile

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"Summer movies are spectacles; that's what you pay 10 dollars to see. You want to get teased by effects sometimes. I think that will never stop."

-Jan de Bont

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"Well I certainly have learned and I hope I'm moving on and certainly two years of prison was a terrible punishment."

-Jeffrey Archer

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"Music is subjective to everyone's unique experience."

-Jared Leto

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"The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also."

-Harriet Ann Jacobs

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"A year from now, you're gonna weigh more or less than what you do right now."

-Phil McGraw

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"I have this blanket thing about giving parenting advice to parents, and that's: 'Don't take other people's advice on parenting.'"

-Drew Lachey

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"Being a father has fulfilled me in parts of my life that sustain me. It gives me a comfort and patience. All actors have this hole inside that they're trying to fill by performing. I'm anxious to keep creating, but I'm not so desperate any more because I have the love and support of my kids and wife."

-John C. Reilly

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"My position is that it isn't government's job to mandate patriotism. To me, mandating a pledge of allegiance to a government is something Saddam Hussein would do."

-Jesse Ventura

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"The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation."

-Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

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"I was ridiculed in public school for being smart. A teacher's pet."

-Julia Glass

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"Still, language is resilient, and poetry when it is pressured simply goes underground."

-Diane Wakoski

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"The precise point at which a tax deduction becomes a 'loophole' or a tax incentive becomes a 'subsidy for special interests' is one of the great mysteries of politics."

-John Sununu

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"I'm not sure how to describe my style. A lot of my work is dark and looks a bit sad, which is strange because I'm such a smiley, over-the-top positive guy who wears gold shoes most days."

-Aaron Huey

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"Humanity has nearly suffocated the globe with carbon dioxide, yet nuclear power plants that produce no such emissions are so mired in objections and obstruction that, despite renewed interest on every continent, it is unlikely another will be built in the United States."

-Michael Specter

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"When we look at what has the strongest statistical relationship to overall evaluation of your life, the first one is your career well-being, or the mission, purpose and meaning of what you're doing when you wake up each day."

-Tom Rath

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"In Goddess religion death is not feared, but is understood to be a part of life, followed by birth and renewal."

-Carol P. Christ

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"I have huge respect for women who go out of their homes and have the courage to make their own destiny. And let me tell you, Indian women are doing a great job. There are those who work because they have no option but to earn, and then there are those who do it because they have the right talent. I respect both."

-Shilpa Shetty

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"I've had fun doing romantic comedies, but I just can't anymore. There's nothing fulfilling creatively, there's nowhere to grow, nothing to learn from it or for yourself. I'd rather just be home with my family or write music until that special project comes my way."

-Mandy Moore

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"For my wrap present, Colin Farrell gave me a first edition book. I got so involved with this character and I was so sad when the movie was over that when I got home and I tried to read the book I got really emotional and I started crying."

-Salma Hayek

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"If you're Irish, it doesn't matter where you go - you'll find family."

-Victoria Smurfit

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"Logic is neither a science nor an art, but a dodge."

-Benjamin Jowett

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"When I first came to America, you know, I would look at the newsstands and see the women on the magazine covers. I had never seen anyone smile the way these girls smile! It's like they have nothing to worry about!"

-Anchee Min

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"The society in 'The Handmaid's Tale' is a throwback to the early Puritans whom I studied extensively at Harvard under Perry Miller, to whom the book is dedicated."

-Margaret Atwood

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"Extreme sports tricks are becoming increasingly complex, the courses ever more challenging and crashes all too common."

-Lucy Walker

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"I want to exude strength and intelligence."

-Portia de Rossi

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"No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure."

-Napoleon Hill

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"I didn't feel any remorse or sympathy if I injured a rival. I went over the top a few times but I never broke anyone's leg."

-Peter Storey

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"From the time I was ten, I thought of myself as 'good with words,' thanks to a perceptive and supportive fifth grade teacher."

-Karen Hesse

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"I'm always interested in what you can do with technology that people haven't thought of doing yet."

-Brian Eno

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"I'd never made a teen comedy in my life."

-Harvey Weinstein

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"I am very thankful that I have lived the life I have lived. I am thankful for my Graves' disease, and I tell people, if I had my whole life to live over, I would have it, because it has really made me into the person that I am."

-Gail Devers

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"In deference to American traditions, my family put our oven to rare use at Thanksgiving during my childhood, with odd roast-turkey experiments involving sticky-rice stuffing or newfangled basting techniques that we read about in magazines."

-Jennifer Lee

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"The really magical things are the ones that happen right in front of you. A lot of the time you keep looking for beauty, but it is already there. And if you look with a bit more intention, you see it."

-Vik Muniz

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"I'm interested to go other places, I've been the boy in the bubble since we've been shooting, I need to go travel a little bit, see where the action is, other than going to see family, of course."

-George Eads

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"I want my clients to trust me."

-Brad Goreski

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"I intend to explode the myths about myself and get down to the real truth about the legend that is Batman."

-Bob Kane

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"Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else."

-Nicholas Sparks

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"Spending time with America's soldiers is always inspiring."

-John Boehner

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"The divorce rate in 1946 was higher than it ever had been and as high as it ever would be until the '70s. The reason was that prior relationships had not endured the strain of war."

-P. J. O'Rourke

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"I felt very unstressed on my wedding day. I'm very grateful for that... spending the day on my own, being super quiet and happy and just puttering around doing my own thing."

-Sonya Walger

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"I continue to believe, contrary to the given wisdom, that it's more interesting to have an album - or, indeed, an individual song - which has variety rather than homogeneity."

-Peter Hammill

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"Women are so much in love with compliments that rather than want them, they will compliment one another, yet mean no more by it than the men do."

-Samuel Richardson

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"Life is too short to be doing work that doesn't make you feel happy and fulfilled. I'd rather wait for the right project, as opposed to just taking whatever is handed to me."

-Amanda Crew

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