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'Great Expectations', in short, is a more damning account of the mess Dickens himself had made of love than any denunciation on behalf of the outraged wives club could ever be.
One out of six women are toxic with mercury. Mercury comes out of coal plants and chlorine plants. I am toxic, I deal with symptoms, children are born with, you know, autism - there is an epidemic in this country. This is like, the air that we breath.
I've never really been very good at marriage. It's one of my failures. I've tried my best, but I do realise the common denominator is me; it's something I'm doing.
We go there with confidence, but we know there is a very fine line between success and failure in this game.
A book can be wonderful and powerful and accessible and artful all at the same time.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics.
Occasionally when I'm procrastinating writing, I'll while away the hours on iTunes. You can just keep going forever and find these bands you'd never normally hear of.
There are a lot of things to my game I can still improve, but everyone can.
With 'Shinobi,' we hope to make a film that honors the essence of the games.
I always say I write my own novels and the characters don't take control of me, but in fact, I look at the characters in the early stages and I think, 'What is he or she like,' and they slowly come together and they become the person they are.
A. S. Byatt
I think people have turned terrorists into these larger-than-life devils and so are unable to write about them in the obvious way, which is as human, petty, bumbling.
Play fair, okay?
I want to support kids that not a lot of people believe in. Give them an opportunity to do good in school, play sports and get scholarships.
Everyone has something that blocks us from the full experience and expression of our nobility.
Some men are afraid of women who challenge them and demand respect and answers. That's who I am and will always be.
I started once a week in North Carolina at a pub called Charlie Goodnight and met a lot of comics there. Then I moved to L.A., and if you're not known, it's hard to get stage time. So you start out doing what they call 'bringers' - you have to bring five people if you wanna get on stage. It was a lot of hustle, a learning curve.
What I really think of myself as is a person who's great at negotiation coaching and consulting.
Apart from anything else, I am designed by evolution, like we all are: if we see a little thing like that, big eyes, tiny nose, we go 'aaah'. That's what evolution does. We are programmed to do that. So to find babies the most amazing, isn't surprising, I don't think.
Statutory authority to improve fuel economy has existed for 35 years at the Transportation Department, and it still exists today.
Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness.
I love my sculptures, and I was lucky I had them for 50 years because no one would look at them, and I really liked having them around.
I have no intention of retiring; I can't imagine not doing stand-up. That's where I started and where I'll be.
Most of the black women who lived in the lower end of Vrededorp came from the countryside and were there to be near their menfolk who worked in the mines. They spoke neither English nor Afrikaans.
Micing it from two different angles in front of the speaker sounds huge, and it's so simple.
There is no need to pose for anything - you just walk straight and strong and be clear. We are all born with unique characteristics and we have to stick to that. Yes, use the tools to enhance it, but we shouldn't be hiding behind them. That's what style is about.
I will always vote on the side of freedom and our right to keep and bear arms.
At ABC Cocina and Kitchen, 90 percent of our produce and vegetables come from Union Square, and that's all from upstate New York farmers. We are simply committed to this idea of local, organic food.
I try to stay centered in my faith and my family and the close people around me.
I cannot escape the feeling that I was, at best, a cancer tourist, that my survival means I dabbled.
No university in the world has ever risen to greatness without a correspondingly great library... When this is no longer true, then will our civilization have come to an end.
Lawrence Clark Powell
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