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In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men's nature is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected and their lawlessness controlled.
The Japanese have a long lifespan in part because they eat different forms of algae.
San Francisco has always been my favorite booing city. I don't mean the people boo louder or longer, but there is a very special intimacy. When they boo you, you know they mean you. Music, that's what it is to me. One time in Kezar Stadium they gave me a standing boo.
I'm just selfish. I have to be for what I do.
I got to work with Dustin Hoffman on a film called 'Billy Bathgate.' I got to work with Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn and Bob Zemeckis on 'Death Becomes Her.' There are still a few actors out there that I would like to work with.
I'm lucky to have been raised in the most beautiful place - Amherst, Massachusetts, state of my heart. I'm more patriotic to Massachusetts than to almost any place.
I think luck falls on not just the brave but also the ones who believe they belong there.
You've got to separate the singer and the songs.
You have to write a good score that you feel good about. At least, you're supposed to. But, if the director hates it, it ain't going to be in the movie!
I think what is interesting in life is all the cracks and all the flaws and all the moments that are not perfect.
I mean, I love winning, but losing is a much more intense feeling.
I'm a member of the 1960s generation. We didn't have any wisdom.
P. J. O'Rourke
Google created the intent graph. Facebook created the social graph. We are creating the emotional graph.
You got to start by doing little things if your quest is to take over the world.
J. B. Smoove
It is far more difficult to murder a phantom than a reality.
I have never been assigned a game, I have never made a game I didn't want to make. I've never done anything just to make somebody some money.
Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you just in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it.
Orison Swett Marden
It is true that from a behavioral economics perspective we are fallible, easily confused, not that smart, and often irrational. We are more like Homer Simpson than Superman. So from this perspective it is rather depressing. But at the same time there is also a silver lining. There are free lunches!
I bring in the record label who distributes the music.
For me, my husband gives me advice all the time - he's been very supportive.
Ana Patricia Botin
Belize has a tropical climate and is quite affordable and is developing a reputation as an inexpensive Hawaii. If you want to hide away someplace that is extremely low-key, Placencia is perfect. San Pedro is more touristy and modernized.
So why sign your name in blood for more? It seemed like a sensible arrangement for me. I didn't sell large numbers of records and the record company paid advances they rarely recouped.
In 1997, clients balked at self-ordering. They thought it was beneath them. But in 1998, a sea change in perception came, thanks to the rise of the Net and online trading. The concept of doing it yourself was not crazy.
I was in Fort Lauderdale from about age 7 to 14. And that's where I learned the most about music. My favorite DJ was this guy named DJ Laz and the Miami bass guys. I was super into, like, Arthur Baker, that kind of stuff.
I won't give up my day job of design.
I often wonder what the world would be like if more companies were like Apple.
When I was on 'Trauma,' the first order was six, which turned to 12, and then there were rumors of getting cancelled. I'm used to that.
Beef also was difficult to be procured and exceedingly poor; the price nearly sixpence farthing per pound.
Each person does see the world in a different way. There is not a single, unifying, objective truth. We're all limited by our perspective.
With music, you're laying it all out there. They're judging you right away, and you can lose them quick. With the comedy, you've always got another joke to redeem yourself. Or, even if you've only got one joke, at least the punch line is at the end. Then they have to at least pay attention until the end.
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