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1. "I try about four or five looks during a shoot. A look can be defined by changes to hair, makeup, jewelry, props, furniture, background, partial clothing, fabric accents, accessories, lighting, etc."
Author: A.K. Nicholas
2. "She goes on the set with headphones and gives you notes. She's terrific and I always run to her now, because she is just great to work with, as well as very good at different accents."
Author: Albert Finney
3. "The thing with being able to do accents is that it's still completely separate from being an actor."
Author: Alessandro Nivola
4. "I love accents - I wish I could find an accent for every one of my characters. It makes it so much easier when I don't have to hear my own voice."
Author: Amy Adams
5. "I think we are wise, we English speakers, to savor accents. They teach us things about our own tongue."
Author: Anne Rice
6. "He had a voice you couldn't miss: strong and penetrating with strange vowels that sounded different from the accents of other English speakers even to me. I later discovered that he was Canadian."
Author: Arnold Schwarzenegger
7. "And what is sin?' said Cotgrave.'I think I must reply to your question by another. What would your feelings be, seriously, if your cat or your dog began to talk to you, and to dispute with you in human accents? You would be overwhelmed with horror. I am sure of it. And if the roses in your garden sang a weird song, you would go mad. And suppose the stones in the road began to swell and grow before your eyes, and if the pebble that you noticed at night had shot out stony blossoms in the morning?'Well, these examples may give you some notion of what sin really is."
Author: Arthur Machen
8. "Mind you, if a blockbuster movie was offered, I wouldn't say no. I can do accents - I don't always have to be Scottish."
Author: Ashley Jensen
9. "I love doing impressions and I love doing accents."
Author: Atticus Shaffer
10. "My whole deal when I do accents or dialects is I gotta fool the locals. If I fool the locals then I've done my job."
Author: Brion James
11. "This framing accents the importance of building a tidier system, one that incorporates the array of existing child care centers, then pushes to make their classrooms more uniform, with a socialization agenda "aligned" with the curricular content that first or second graders are expected to know. Like the common school movement, uniform indicators of quality, centralized regulation, more highly credientialed teachers are to ensure that instruction--rather than creating engaging activities for children to explore--will be delivered in more uniform ways. And the state signals to parents that this is now the appropriate way to raise one's three- or four-year-old. Modern child rearing is equated with systems building in the eyes of universal pre-kindergarten advocates--and parents hear this discourse through upbeat articles in daily newspapers, public service annoucement, and from school authorities."
Author: Bruce Fuller
12. "Such is my relationship with God: on my gigantic canvass of life, I am the one throwing all of the brightly-colored paints, creating genuine splatters, authentic whirlpools of color, beautiful patterns, wonderful streaks and stains and wild accents; God is the one with the paintbrush who stands beside my canvass filling all the intricate and amazing details in between the whirlpools and the streaks! We're happy together!"
Author: C. JoyBell C.
13. "I didn't really like my Sydney accent - nobody likes the sound of their own voice - and when I was a little younger tried to change my accent gradually. But I've only ever really lived in Sydney and Los Angeles, so I haven't been influenced by the accents of some far-off land."
Author: Callan McAuliffe
14. "Personally, just as an actor, I love accents; they're fun."
Author: Carla Gugino
15. "I love accents."
Author: Claire Forlani
16. "I hate Risk. I have for many years now. I hate that you still like Risk. I hate that you guilt me into playing with you because no one else will. I hate that you do the accents of the countries you're attacking from. And I hate that you wear a beret every time we play. God, do I hate the beret."
Author: Colin Nissan
17. "There were dumplings on the train, sold by grim men and women with deep lines cut into their faces by years and worry and hunger and misery. This was the provinces, the outer territories, the mysterious China that had sent millions of girls and boys to Canton to earn their fortunes in the Pearl River Delta. Matthew knew all their strange accents, he spoke their strange Mandarin language, but he was Cantonese, and these were not his people.Those were not his dumplings."
Author: Cory Doctorow
18. "And when he had put his hand on mine with a cheerful look, wherefrom I took courage, he brought me within to the secret things. Here sighs, laments, and deep wailings were resounding through the starless air; wherefore at first I wept thereat. Strange tongues, horrible utterances, words of woe, accents of anger, voices high and faint, and sounds of hands with them, were making a tumult which whirls always in that air forever dark, like the sand when the whirlwind breathes."
Author: Dante Alighieri
19. "They have different accents in America " Brisbane smiled. "Just as we do here." I waved a hand. "They all sound alike to me."
Author: Deanna Raybourn
20. "O England,' said Kiaya Khátún. Her voice, mellow and strong, held an accent or a mingling of accents Philippa was unable to name. ‘O England, the Hell of Horses, the Purgatory of Servants and the Paradise of Women.' She turned her splendid eyes on the soothsayer. ‘She will be like Avicenna, and run through all the arts by eighteen."
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
21. "I walk around talking to myself in accents. Usually people look at me like I'm a complete fruit loop."
Author: Eddie Redmayne
22. "Beware the Anglo-Catholics. They're all sodomites with unpleasant accents." --Cousin Jasper"
Author: Evelyn Waugh
23. "The duende....Where is the duende? Through the empty archway a wind of the spirit enters, blowing insistently over the heads of the dead, in search of new landscapes and unknown accents: a wind with the odour of a child's saliva, crushed grass, and medusa's veil, announcing the endless baptism of freshly created things."
Author: Federico García Lorca
24. "When my grandfather died, I started adopting some of his accents, to sort of remind myself of him. A homage. He was a war hero, and he was really great with his hands."
Author: Gavin DeGraw
25. "I like doing accents. One of my friends works in hotel reservations and I'll ring her up and complain about the suite. Sometimes I get her."
Author: Geri Halliwell
26. "Accents are very sexy. American girls who speak French are very attractive to a Frenchman. Anything exotic or different is attractive."
Author: Gilles Marini
27. "There are words and accents by which this grief can be assuaged, and the disease in a great measure removed."
Author: Horace
28. "Men sometimes come and question meHow many years my age may be,Seeing my temples silver nowAnd flecks of snow upon my brow.This is the answer that I give"When I count up the life I liveApplying all my reason's power,I make the total just one hour.""And how", my questioner repliesIn accents of amazed surprise,"Mak'st thou this sum, which seems to meBeyond all credibility?""One day", I answer," she I loveAll other earthly things aboveLay in my arms, and like a thoughtHer lips with mine I swiftly sought."And though the years before I dieStretch out interminably, IShall only count my life in truthAs that brief hour of happy youth." -"
Author: Ibn Hazm
29. "Yet I also suspected that what I was seeing was but a part of the truth and perhaps not even the most important part; beneath these faces, these clothes, accents, rudenesses, was power and sorrow, both unadmitted, unrealized, the power of inventors, the sorrow of the disconnected."
Author: James Baldwin
30. "I worked the drive-through at McDonald's and tried out different accents - Italian, Russian, Irish."
Author: James Franco
31. "I've heard some duff Irish accents. The worst must be Mickey Rourke."
Author: James Nesbitt
32. "Those English and Scottish know how to do accents."
Author: Joey McIntyre
33. "Now between the meanings of words and their sounds there is ordinarily no discoverable relation except one of accident; and it is therefore miraculous, to the mystic, when words which make sense can also make a uniform objective structure of accents and rhymes."
Author: John Crowe Ransom
34. "In truth, she had claim to no nationality. Her papers were all forgeries, and her accents -all except one, in her first language, which was not of human origin- were all fakes."
Author: Laini Taylor
35. "[Yankees] are pretty much like southerners except with worse manners, of course, and terrible accents."
Author: Margaret Mitchell
36. "The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more."
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
37. "It was a tender and heart-dissolving prayer, full of sorrow, yet so imbued with celestial hopes, that the music of a heavenly harp, swept by the fingers of the dead, seemed faintly to be heard among the saddest accents of the minister."
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
38. "I went through a lot of bullying early on. Girls made my life a living hell. We had come to America from a different country. My brother and I had accents. It was very tough."
Author: Nicki Minaj
39. "I'm not against accents - my husband's from Lancashire and has a rural Lancs accent. We've just got back from Scotland yesterday, and I love that Highland burr."
Author: Penelope Keith
40. "Although the constellations in which I have found myself - and naturally also the periods of life and their different influences - have led to changes and development in the accents of my thought, my basic impulse, precisely during the Council, was always to free up the authentic kernel of the faith from encrustations and to give this kernel strength and dynamism. This impulse is the constant of my life ... what's important to me is that I have never deviated from this constant, which from my childhood has molded my life, and that I have remained true to it as the basic direction of my life."
Author: Pope Benedict XVI
41. "I do accents. Sometimes when I've had a few drinks, I speak in different accents all night long, and then at the end of an evening someone will say to me, 'Seriously, where are you from?'"
Author: Rebecca Mader
42. "Flight 2039 to Boston is now boarding at gate 14A," a voice announced over the PA system.Nellie sighed. "I love Irish accents." She paused. "And Australian accents. And English accents." A dreamy look came over her face. "Theo had an awesome accent."Dan snorted. "Yeah, there was just that one tiny problem. He turned out to be a two-timing, backstabbing thief."
Author: Rick Riordan
43. "I grew up in a lot of different places, so I pick up accents pretty quickly."
Author: Ruth Negga
44. "If you listen to the way I speak, I have a lot of rhythm, use a lot of accents. When I'm playing my instrument, that concept comes through very clearly."
Author: Stefon Harris
45. "England is strictly class-based. What's surprising is how many films are still made with a load of people in silly frocks running around gardens and talking in middle-class accents."
Author: Stephen Daldry
46. "I'm great at telling stories with the kids. I do all my different accents. We make our own stories up all the time, the four of us, me and Hannah and the kids."
Author: Stephen Graham
47. "There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound."
Author: Thomas Hardy
48. "I know noble accentsAnd lucid, inescapable rhythms;But I know, too,That the blackbird is involvedIn what I know."
Author: Wallace Stevens
49. "You might call them the icing on "life's cake," but music, laughter and the enjoyment of eating are the toppings that flavor everyday living. These added accents or accessories do spice up the cake. If served without, life would be rather bland!"
Author: Wes Adamson
50. "A woman may possess the wisdom and chastity of Minerva, and we give no heed to her, if she has a plain face. What folly will not a pair of bright eyes make pardonable? What dullness may not red lips are sweet accents render pleasant? And so, with their usual sense of justice, ladies argue that because a woman is handsome, therefore she is a fool. O ladies, ladies! there are some of you who are neither handsome nor wise."
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

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