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Roy L. Smith
William Wells Brown
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Eye For An Eye
Let's just let funny people be funny.
I'm inspired every day by the great captains of industry and enlightened entrepreneurs like my great-great-grandfather and founder of Fiat, Giovanni Agnelli, who personally knew all his workers and gave so much to this country, or Adriano Olivetti, unique and innovative in every way.
I was a mother who worked ridiculously hard to keep catastrophe at bay. I didn't allow my kids to eat hamburgers for fear of E. coli. I didn't allow them to play with rope, string, balloons - anything that might strangle them. They had to bite grapes in half, avoid lollipops, eat only when I could watch them.
Being nomadic isn't sustainable forever. I've gotten to be really good at it.
Remember that you are needed. There is at least one important work to be done that will not be done unless you do it.
Charles L. Allen
I'm a bad interview because I want to always feel like I'm being totally honest, but at the same time, I'm absolutely paranoid. That combination results in a lot of spaces.
I read and write classical piano and percussion, also guitar.
Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity.
We wanted to make a powerful cello sound in order to show to the world the possibilities of the cello and to use it in a different way than the classical way they are used to. We wanted to play something exciting, something crazy, something to draw younger generations to this great instrument.
God hath made it a debt which one saint owes to another to carry their names to a throne of grace.
We must keep the promises and commitments we've made to our military veterans by ensuring needed services and care are always available and delivered in a timely fashion.
College is something I've always said I wanted to do, but you're going there to get a piece of paper that says you can get a job, but if I'm already working steadily and doing good work, it makes you question your priorities. Right now, I'm in my own film college: filming a TV show.
In authoritarian societies, cultural institutions tend to become ideological proxies - think of the National Ballet in Cuba or the East German gymnastics team.
Life is laughter.
Anything other than a gold medal will be disappointing.
I'm always surprised when the corporate world does stupid things, because they're often not very stupid in hindsight.
One of the most welcome aspects of office work is that you do not need to be fully yourself.
Alain de Botton
Jim Bakker spells his name with two k's because three would be too obvious.
From day one, I've always tried to be an honest man. I ran for Congress to make a difference and not to just be another politician.
There's nothing worse than sleeping in makeup. You wake up looking like a painting that's been left out in a rainstorm.
Photography brought a lot to painting because it forced artists to think about what painting could do that photography couldn't.
A number of immunisation programmes are funded and announced by the government and international bodies, but little thought goes into the injecting or delivery mechanism.
I couldn't imagine having to write a paper and have to think about what song I am going to sing.
I like the Japanese knives, I like French knives. Whatever's sharp.
Once the automobile appeared you could have predicted that it would destroy as many people as it did.
I think what kids do is play.
My mom was a high school gymnast.
All religions worthy of the name are now making great efforts to purify their doctrines and return to their original standpoint, all except Christianity! You surely know that the nineteenth century Christianity is not the religion taught by Christ. Christ's religion has been changed and corrupted.
There are not so many songs written about love today like there were in the past. It's all changed, but that's why my songs still last as big favorites today.
There was never in my mind a desire to give in on the subject of freeing the political prisoners.
Maybe you think, 'I'm not college material.' Maybe you worry that you don't have the money. Then you take the SAT. You see that colleges are getting in touch with you. You begin to think maybe you are ready for college.
Do the right things, respect your elders, respect your teachers, continue to work hard, and if you are religious and you have some type of faith... pray.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
If you want to be a writer, you have to learn to write in other people's voices until you get the chance to write in your own.
Our job as pros is to walk a very fine line: be the best but stay healthy so you can continue to progress and be at the top. You can't push the sport and yourself if you're always hurt.
Jazz changes and all. But I don't know the names of what it is I'm doing.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
I still think it's weird that people are interested in what I like and what I represent.
I have some girls who I look back on and I think, 'Wow, they were really horrible to me.' I would love an apology from a few girls, but whatever. I'm not holding any grudges. I'm over it.
I've never used the word 'I' in a piece in my 18 years in journalism.
Part of the appeal of fantasy for me is that I don't get bored. If I want to write quasi-Medieval, that's what I write. If I feel like doing contemporary for a while, then I'll do it.