"I feel more grounded and more settled than I ever have. I don't know whether that is to do with my spirituality or whether I'm wiser about life, but as you age you become more selective about what you listen to, devote your time to and who you hang out with."

-Sharon Stone

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"A woman can't be alone. She needs a man. A man and a woman support and strengthen each other. She just can't do it by herself."

-Marilyn Monroe

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"I love cycling, but if I could find a way of building something above the streets for cyclists, that would be amazing. We need even more space."

-Michelle Dockery

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"Anger and hate against one we love steels our hearts, but contempt or pity leaves us silent and ashamed."

-Edgar Rice Burroughs

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"I am so excited this year getting to play the 85th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Everyone knows on Thanksgiving morning to get up, turn on the TV and watch the parade, so to be an actual participant is going to be fun and I'm looking forward to it. I am gonna have to put on my deer hunting gear, though, to stay warm!"

-Rodney Atkins

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"As a child, my father's architecture seemed to me to be industrial in a way. It seemed harsh and kind of chilly; I didn't respond to it."

-Nathaniel Kahn

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"Sincerity and the correct use of the voice are the greatest things in the art of acting."

-Alla Nazimova

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"You can learn what you want to learn through hard work. And a good employer will teach you what you want to learn as long as you show the right attitude and behaviors."

-Gerald Chertavian

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"Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."

-Franz Kafka

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"My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can."

-Cary Grant

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"I tried to bake a cake for my mother's birthday - it took me four hours. It was terrible, and I cried for three days."

-Rachael Ray

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"Character is what a man is in the dark."

-Dwight L. Moody

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"After Scour, I started a company called Red Swoosh. The idea was to take those litigants who sued us for a huge amount of money and turn them into customers with the same technology. I wanted to get them to pay me. It was a revenge business."

-Travis Kalanick

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"When you're doing a TV show, it's not like you just shoot for six weeks and you're in an editing room with all of your footage. It's like a guitar or a car, you have to fine tune things. You stop doing what's not working, you work on what is working and you add things that do work."

-Chris Pratt

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"You can take a chance with any man who pays his bills on time."


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"While the river of life glides along smoothly, it remains the same river; only the landscape on either bank seems to change."

-Max Muller

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"I love presents, But since I've gotten older, I haven't really wanted anything. Christmas is about family."

-Jacob Latimore

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"I love the rehearsal process in the theatre, and the visceral sense of contact and communication with a live audience."

-Judd Nelson

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"Most computers today have built in backup software."

-Barton Gellman

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"I have the soundtrack for 'A Clockwork Orange,' which is kind of cool. I guess I don't really end up buying a lot of modern soundtracks. Another soundtrack I love is from a French movie called 'Betty Blue.' it has some really melancholy piano work."

-James Mercer

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"Lying at the root of the social agreements of 1980 are the courage, sense of responsibility, and the solidarity of the working people. Both sides have then recognized that an accord must be reached if bloodshed is to be prevented."

-Lech Walesa

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"My dad had a personal style which was very attractive. It was quite reserved and quite elegant, and it was infectious."

-Bill Nighy

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"I'm not interested in serial dating; I'd honestly rather be single."

-Tamsin Egerton

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"I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death. They thought nobody can make a living from being a writer in Brazil. They were not wrong."

-Paulo Coelho

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"Wherever there is a design that is highly successful in a broad range of similar environments, it is apt to emerge again and again, independently - the phenomenon known in biology as convergent evolution. I call these designs 'good tricks.'"

-Daniel Dennett

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"One of the basic steps in saving a threatened species is to learn more about it: its diet, its mating and reproductive processes, its range patterns, its social behavior."

-Dian Fossey

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"I've been interested in dreams since I as a kid and I've wanted to do a film about them for a long time."

-Christopher Nolan

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"It is at Easter that Jesus is most human, and like all humans, he fails and is failed. His is not an all-powerful God, it is an all-vulnerable God."

-Michael Leunig

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"To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education."

-John Buchan

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"The way to make the world a better place, through your eating, is simply to eat a bit less meat. Local is sometimes good, sometimes bad. But even when it's good, its environmental impact is relatively small compared to other possible improvements."

-Tyler Cowen

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"Well, my view before was a Western view, and I certainly understand marriage equality and civil rights, equal rights for all, but having visited developing nations and some of the poorest nations in the world, I realize how deep it goes and how much work really needs to be done to create equality for all."

-Jason Mraz

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"It's good to experience Hollywood in short bursts, I guess. Little snippets. I don't think I can handle being here all the time, it's pretty nutty."

-Johnny Depp

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"Boys with a 'failure to launch' are invisible to most girls. With poor social skills, the boys feel anger at their fear of being rejected and self-loathing at their inability to compete."

-Warren Farrell

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"I always try to put a seed of hope into people's hearts. I'm not there to teach them doctrine necessarily, but to let them know that God is a good God, and has a plan for their lives. Hopefully, that will restore their faith, or draw them into faith."

-Joel Osteen

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"For me, family always comes first; I would do anything to protect them."

-Mark Wahlberg

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"Of course, 'I Will Always Love You' is the biggest song so far in my career. I'm famous for several, but that one has been recorded by more people and made me more money, I think, than all of them. But that song did come from a true and deep place in my heart."

-Dolly Parton

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"My dad's my best mate, and he always will be."

-Cher Lloyd

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"Injustice is censured because the censures are afraid of suffering, and not from any fear which they have of doing injustice."


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"Now both my films have been number one at the Australian box office and it took about two years just to get the finance for this film, so if it's hard for me then God help everyone else."

-Yahoo Serious

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"I think it'd be wonderful if we could train young girls to be active in lots of ways and that they then wouldn't have to age at the same rate that they would if they were not more active. In other words, more physical fitness and not just the sporty kind, but the yoga, which is really important."

-Raquel Welch

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"Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry."

-Norman Borlaug

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"I have to ask Allah's forgiveness and not get angry, because they come to me out of love, and it's not fitting that I should turn to them in hatred."

-Abdul Qadeer Khan

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"Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim."

-Thomas Babington Macaulay

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"One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim."

-Henry Adams

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"I know you can be funny without being filthy."

-Jonathan Winters

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"Studies have identified a significant 'skills gap' between what students are currently being taught and the skills employers are seeking in today's global economy. Our children must be better prepared than they are now to meet the future challenges of our ever-changing world."

-Stephen Covey

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"I love things that are indescribable, like the taste of an avocado or the smell of a gardenia."

-Barbra Streisand

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"The feeling of longing for home is born into us. That wonderful dream cannot become real without great faith - enough for the Holy Ghost to lead us to repentance, baptism, and the making and keeping of sacred covenants with God. This faith requires enduring bravely the trials of mortal life."

-Henry B. Eyring

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"Evil is a source of moral intelligence in the sense that we need to learn from our shadow, from our dark side, in order to be good."

-John Bradshaw

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"Dullness in matters of government is a good sign, and not a bad one - in particular, dullness in parliamentary government is a test of its excellence, an indication of its success."

-Walter Bagehot

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"Even though I didn't get a business degree, I enjoyed learning about economics."

-Herb Ritts

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"Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations."

-Red Skelton

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"You cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition."

-Gro Harlem Brundtland

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"What would be the nicest thing I could say about Newt Gingrich? He may be one of the great supporters of the humanities, because you have people who don't want to study the social sciences, because it's not profitable, and now Newt, as the highest-paid historian in American history, may be an encouragement to people to study history."

-Barney Frank

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"Fiction was invented the day Jonas arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale."

-Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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"Studying is something I really love doing, and I just hope to have enough money for tuition."

-Alexandra Kosteniuk

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"I think God gave us senses of humor, and we should use them."

-Vera Farmiga

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"It's a great excuse and luxury, having a job and blaming it for your inability to do your own art. When you don't have to work, you are left with the horror of facing your own lack of imagination and your own emptiness. A devastating possibility when finally time is your own."

-Julian Schnabel

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"Be faithful to that which exists within yourself."

-Andre Gide

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"Pro wrestling is not fake; it's sports entertainment. We go out there and we perform, and a lot of what we do out there is real, but we're not going to insult anyone's intelligence - there is a predetermined winner. It's just the fans don't know who it is, and that's what makes it so intriguing."

-Kurt Angle

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"The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents."

-Salvador Dali

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"It is now common knowledge that the average American gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day."

-Marilu Henner

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"In the long march of history, at least two poles of attraction and antagonism have been the norm in world politics. Rarely has only one nation carried the burden of leadership. The unipolar world of the 21st century, dominated for the past two decades by the United States, is a historical anomaly."

-Eskinder Nega

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"I've figured out my learning curve. I can look at something and somehow know exactly how long it will take for me to learn it."

-John Mayer

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"If they lose their legal basis for owning a .cn domain, would cease to exist, or if it continued to exist, it would be illegal, and doing anything blatantly illegal in China puts their employees at serious risk."

-Rebecca MacKinnon

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"We all have life storms, and when we get the rough times and we recover from them, we should celebrate that we got through it. No matter how bad it may seem, there's always something beautiful that you can find."

-Mattie Stepanek

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"In life, you have to take the pace that love goes. You don't force it. You just don't force love, you don't force falling in love, you don't force being in love - you just become. I don't know how to say that in English, but you just feel it."

-Juan Pablo Galavis

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"The more time you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes."

-Amy Grant

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"There are lots of families who - who make irresponsible purchases. There are also a lot of families who have debt on credit cards because they use those credit cards to pay for medical bills."

-Elizabeth Warren

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"There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism."

-Robert Charles Winthrop

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"I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let's face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what's sexy. And men define what's feminine. It's ridiculous."

-Beyonce Knowles

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"Our parents are obviously proud, but they're still trying to get used to the fact that we're in a band. I have a feeling my mom would actually like One Direction if I wasn't in it!"

-Zayn Malik

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"People in the film industry always want to save for a rainy day. Many early actors died in small houses with no money, and so they are insecure. My advantage is I don't value money that much. It's an easy thing for me to let go."

-Salman Khan

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"It's fairness to say those who work hard, get up in the morning, cut their cloth - in other words 'we can only afford to have one or two children because we don't earn enough'. They pay their taxes and they want to know that the same kind of decision-making is taking place for those on benefits."

-Iain Duncan Smith

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"A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them."

-Victor Hugo

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"It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are."

-Malala Yousafzai

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"People talk about mumblecore but I prefer bumblecore, hyper-realistic bee movies about how bees really are."

-Mindy Kaling

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"The heart will break, but broken live on."

-Lord Byron

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"There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music."

-John Keats

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"The man who has sufficient power over himself to wait until his nature has recovered its even balance is the truly wise man, but such beings are seldom met with."

-Giacomo Casanova

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"Let our New Year's resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word."

-Goran Persson

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"Relationships are complicated no matter what style of parenting you choose."

-Mayim Bialik

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"How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?"

-Paul Sweeney

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"Let's give some substance to patriotism. It may take a generation."

-Richard Dreyfuss

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"Countries with higher levels of gender equality have higher economic growth. Companies with more women on their boards have higher returns. Peace agreements that include women are more successful. Parliaments with more women take up a wider range of issues - including health, education, anti-discrimination, and child support."

-Ban Ki-moon

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"I do have the most adorable little Chihuahua mix. I adopted him about 3 1/2 years ago from Much Love pet adoption, and he has been the love of my life ever since. His name is Beau, or as my sister and I like to call him ' mushy mush' because he truly is just a pile of loving mush that just melts in your arms."

-Torrey DeVitto

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"One culture I find fascinating to juxtapose against American culture is the culture of Germany. They've gone through a long process through their art, poetry, public discourse, their politics, of owning the fact of their complicity in what happened in World War II. It's still a topic of everyday conversation in Germany."

-Chris Jordan

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"Politics isn't about big money or power games; it's about the improvement of people's lives."

-Paul Wellstone

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"I think if you just look at life in a positive way, positive things will happen."

-Jake Owen

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"To use the power of the bison, I had to perform that part of my vision for the people to see."

-Black Elk

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"When someone comes up to me and says, 'Mary, you helped save my marriage', or, 'Mary, you helped me get out of this abusive relationship', I'm in it, really in their lives. And I'm so passionate about my feelings, but also about showing people the way through theirs."

-Mary J. Blige

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"If there is a God, it's going to be a whole lot bigger and a whole lot more incomprehensible than anything that any theologian of any religion has ever proposed."

-Richard Dawkins

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"A child is owed the greatest respect; if you have ever have something disgraceful in mind, don't ignore your son's tender years."


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"I don't think I'm romantic at all. I have a lot of faith in the right thing happening. I don't really hope for a lot of particulars, I just have faith that the right thing will happen most of the time."

-Juliana Hatfield

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"I like to express certain things that happen in my life, the joy of spring, the birds singing and young babies coming into the world. You know, the whole thing as well as the part I'm not happy with, the sad part."

-Roy Haynes

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"Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me."

-Saint Patrick

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"Specialized meaninglessness has come to be regarded, in certain circles, as a kind of hallmark of true science."

-Aldous Huxley

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"I have my father's lopsided mouth. When I smile, my lips slope to one side. My doctor sister calls it my cerebral palsy mouth. I am very much a daddy's girl, and even though I would rather my smile wasn't crooked, there is something moving for me about having a mouth exactly like my father's."

-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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"There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it."

-Roland Barthes

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"The thing I love about diving is the flowing feeling. I like a sport where the whole point is to move as little as humanly possible so your air supply will last longer. That's my kind of sport. Where the amount of effort spent is absolutely minimal."

-Linus Torvalds

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"There's something that's sexy about a guy who has the strength to kill somebody, but is also vulnerable enough to be in love. It's just those two sides - like, I don't know why, but women for some reason aren't attracted to normal guys, like, guys who are in between."

-Evan Peters

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"Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too."

-Jimmy Buffett

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"Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery."

-Edward Gibbon

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"I started to learn Greek when I was in high school, the last year of high school, by accident, because my teacher knew Greek and she offered to teach me on the lunch hour, so we did it in an informal way, and then I did it at university, and that was the main thing of my life."

-Anne Carson

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"The one thing that advances a society is not technology or so-called development; it's love - that one principle."

-Tom Shadyac

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"If I can write a book that will help the world make a little more sense to a teen, then that's why I was put on the planet."

-Laurie Halse Anderson

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"The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank."

-Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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"Being an Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised chef, there's nothing traditional about my Thanksgiving spread."

-Marcus Samuelsson

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"It's really important to share the idea that being different might feel like a problem at the time, but ultimately diversity is a strength."

-Carson Kressley

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"Our budget works to reduce and eliminate the risk of attacks at our ports, rails, in the skies, our food supply and roads by allowing for increases in many of the programs and agencies to help protect these important areas of commerce and travel."

-Jim Ryun

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"Bereavement is the sharpest challenge to our trust in God; if faith can overcome this, there is no mountain which it cannot remove."

-Dean Inge

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"Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth."

-Ludwig Borne

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"We are most alive when we're in love."

-John Updike

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"Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle."

-Gilbert K. Chesterton

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"Even with the best intentions, you can have a nuclear war, a nuclear holocaust, through miscalculation, through accidents."

-Mohamed ElBaradei

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"I'm a jewelry girl. I became with friends with designer Irene Neuwirth a few years ago. At that point, I just used to wear my wedding rings. Very low key. Now, if I could, I'd be draped from head to toe in her jewelry all the time. Everything she makes is beautiful."

-Busy Philipps

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"Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness."

-Aleister Crowley

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"If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it."

-Sojourner Truth

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"Love and work... work and love, that's all there is."

-Sigmund Freud

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