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1. "Johnson, who defines poetry as 'metrical composition', defines poet as 'An inventor; an author of fiction; a writer of poems; one who writes in measure'. We can gauge how far we have traveled by comparing this with the Shorter Oxford Dictionary which, after a definition very like Johnson's, feels obligated to add 'A writer in verse (or sometimes in elevated prose) distinguished by imaginative power, insight, sensibility, and faculty of expression'."
Author: C.S. Lewis
2. "I'd love to do a Western. A real Western like John Ford used to do. There's not too many of them made, so I don't know if I'll ever get to do that. They're awfully hard movies to make."
Author: Dennis Farina
3. "He felt a psychosomatic rush of emptiness before he spoke. "Since we are getting to the real point, I am not stupid John. And it would be foolish to think me ignorant. Isn't this about the Science Nation interview? Isn't this because I mistakenly used the word "soul?" Isn't this about you and the others thinking somewhere along the lines, I had gained an imaginary soul? We all know when you gain a soul, you lose a mind. Don't we john?" John hesitated briefly staring at Roma. "I believe so yes. Souls are luxuries for speculative minds. Real scientists can't afford such luxuries. They have the world to save."Roma narrowed his eyes. "Or destroy."
Author: Dew Platt
4. "Actually John, Paul Rutherford, and Trevor Watts, and several other rather well known English jazz musicians had got their training by joining the Air Force, which was a pretty standard way for people to get some kind of musical education in those days."
Author: Evan Parker
5. "The John Ford pictures I made are highly regarded, but at the time they didn't seem like that."
Author: Gloria Stuart
6. "All was still: dark crawlers with their frozen treads, bulldozers motionless as boulders, backhoes with bent necks and sleeping hearts and shove-mouth jaws pillowed on gravel. And tractors. An antique Case Model DEX in signature flambeau red, last year's twenty-foot-tall New Holland TV140 gleaming like a groomed thoroughbred, Minneapolis-Molines and John Deeres and Steigers and Fords and still, among them all, nothing quite like the Deutz."
Author: Josh Weil
7. "Once Spencer was safely out of the shop, John yanked her around to face him and said, 'What the hell do you think you're doing?'Before she had a chance to answer him, Alex showed up at his side, grabbed Emma similarly and hissed, 'What the hell do you think you're doing?'Persephone looked at Dunford and smiled, waiting for her turn, but much to her disappointment, he just stood there and glared at all three women."
Author: Julia Quinn
8. "It's funny, I remember doing the Johnny Carson show, and, uh, I couldn't afford my rent."
Author: Natalie Merchant
9. "I worked for John Ford, Howard Hawks, Henry Hathaway, Raoul Walsh - I worked for some real good directors."
Author: Richard Farnsworth
10. "John Ford was so funny that I couldn't wait to go to work in the morning."
Author: Richard Widmark
11. "I went to Europe with Spencer Tracy. What a thrill, working with John Ford when I was a kid."
Author: Robert Wagner
12. "'Frogs' came because of another obscure movie I did called... well, the title when we shot it was 'Cactus.' It was released as 'Molly And Lawless John,' and it was a Western with Vera Miles. The greatest thing about that movie was, one day, John Ford showed up on the set just to see Vera. And I got to spend some time with John Ford. That was huge."
Author: Sam Elliott
13. "There are gentle souls who would pronounce Lolita meaningless because it does not teach them anything. I am neither a reader nor a writer of didactic fiction, and, despite John Ray's assertion, Lolita has no moral in tow. For me a work of fiction exists only insofar as it affords me what I shall bluntly call aesthetic bliss, that is a sense of being somehow, somewhere, connected with other states of being where art (curiosity, tenderness, kindness, ecstasy) is the norm. There are not many such books. All the rest is either topical trash or what some call the Literature of Ideas, which very often is topical trash coming in huge blocks of plaster that are carefully transmitted from age to age until somebody comes along with a hammer and takes a good crack at Balzac, at Gorki, at Mann."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov

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