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Julius Caesar was an aristocrat who sided with the Roman people. He's not my hero, but he was one of a long line of what we'll call 'populares,' which were popular leaders who tried to institute these reforms that the people were fighting for.
I think of myself as a fairly logical, scientific and somewhat reserved person. Maura Isles, the Boston medical examiner who appears in five of my books, is me. Almost everything I use in describing her, from her taste in wine to her biographical data, is taken from my own family. Except I don't have a serial killer as a mother!
I'll put it frankly - Britain has more influence in China than Norway or Switzerland, with all respect for the other countries.
Jose Manuel Barroso
The only requirement of a fan or a patient is the surrender to authority.
I didn't really have a favourite subject at school as I was useless at everything.
Sometimes I don't even pull my shoes off for six weeks at a time, except, you know, just to take a shower. I just take breaks between 24 hours a day, just a break now and then, it don't take me long to rest; maybe 20 to30 minutes sometime, or maybe an hour.
If I was on a 'Modern Family' kind of show, and they said, 'You have to say that the burger is $5.55; Have a good day!'... I could do that!
Actors, after all, dream.
I always say that I've been in a bad mood for maybe 35 years now. I try to lighten it up, but that's what comes out when you get me on camera.
I have very strong Canadian connections. My daughter was born there a year and half ago. But because of the nature of my job, I need to be in countries where I can get the stories that I am looking at.
There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.
My passion is my family and the world of fashion.
I am a Colorado native, and, no, I did not vote for the anti-gay amendment or the same-sex marriage ban, and I am not a member of a militia.
I always had a sort of niggling regret that we didn't come do stuff in America.
A lot of food shows need only to tempt. Some food shows only need to inspire, to empower. And there are a lot of shows that do that.
I think the fundamentals of America are strong.
I believe in singing to such an extent that, if I were asked to redesign the British educational system, I would start by insisting that group singing becomes a central part of the daily routine. I believe it builds character and, more than anything else, encourages a taste for cooperation with others.
I love babies, and I have my nephews that I love. I have a great mom and she has raised three kids, so if I take lessons from her, I think I'll be great. All my friends have little brothers or sisters.
Jamie Lynn Spears
Weight, force and casual impulse, together with resistance, are the four external powers in which all the visible actions of mortals have their being and their end.
Leonardo da Vinci
Why are fish unsustainable? Because they're popular. What makes restaurants work? Popular dishes that people come back for.
Official motto of the White House economic team: Those who can, do. Those who can't, fantasize in the classroom, fail in Washington and then return to the Ivy Tower to train the next generation of egghead economic saboteurs. Life is good for left-wing academics. Everyone else pays dearly.
Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black.
People seem to get weirdly obsessed with my mouth.
That is one of the coolest things about WWE and wrestling in general. The fans have this very unique voice and this very unique power, and in no other sport and no other form of entertainment can the fans make their voices heard and it effect change.
High status males had multiple wives or additional mating opportunities in the ancestral environment.
My game hasn't changed too much. I'm doing the same things as I did in college, except I'm outside more. It's tough to go inside in the pros because the players are bigger.
'Pompeii' is kind of a lifelong obsession for me.
Paul W. S. Anderson
If I had to study and work hard, it would have to have the reward of a lot of cash.
The works of previous artists have come from their own experiences or insights but haven't given the experience itself. They had set themselves up as a sort of interpreter to the layman... Our interest is in a form where you realize that the media are just perception.
I refuse to allow any man-made differences to separate me from any other human beings.
No sane local official who has hung up an empty stocking over the municipal fireplace, is going to shoot Santa Claus just before a hard Christmas.
I'm not a super blues player, but I was exposed to the Texas blues sound while I was growing up, and that definitely rubbed off on me.
I've huge responsibilities in this job. The biggest is to keep everyone safe. Like many others, I've seen the effects of crime close up, and I worry about my kids.
People get cranky when you burst their bubble. Over time, advances in astronomy have relentlessly reinforced the utter insignificance of Earth on a celestial scale. Fortunately, political and religious leaders stopped barbecuing astronomers for saying so, turning their spits with human-rights activists instead.
You can take anything, and if you explore it right, you can make it funny.
We are seeing significant growth in foreign investment in Germany.
In every role, a part of me gets to come out.
Jamie Anne Allman
God has good plans for me.
My job as a television anchor or television reporter is not to proselytize.