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1. "You'll find that no pride is greater than the pride that comes with being thick. Britain is filled with people who are really proud of their stupidity."
Author: Andrew O'Hagan
2. "Hey, O Holy One, if the only people you want to read your book are the ones who already agree with everything in it, what was your point in the first place? Isn't the goal to reach non-believers?"
Author: Antony John
3. "Also as I observe people around I see where I could have reached if i reacted or behaved like them. It's as if you can see the map of life, as to where every road leads,except your own."
Author: Avantika
4. "People want gimmicks. They have to lose 10 pounds by 8:30 tonight."
Author: Bess Myerson
5. "What can you ever really know of other people's souls — of their temptations, their opportunities, their struggles? One soul in the whole of creation you do know: and it is the only one whose fate is placed in your hands. If there is a God, you are, in a sense, alone with Him."
Author: C.S. Lewis
6. "People in Sweden talk a lot about the weather - how much we hate it. But Finns get more depressed."
Author: Camilla Lackberg
7. "Poor people don't want to stay poor. But there's a misconception that it's somehow "unfair" to poor people, or, worse, racist, to let them in on the main secret of wealthy, educated and successful people: smaller families mean larger lives."
Author: Carl Safina
8. "We don't sit down and go, 'People are uneasy about the economy. Let's write about that.'"
Author: Chester Bennington
9. "Sometimes," Shearl said, "people need to be reminded that God is real."
Author: Crystal McVea
10. "For historical currents do not irresistibly propel themselves and everyone in their path. No matter what their broader structural or ideological roots, they both carry along and are carried along by people, who are not merely passengers of history, but pilots as well."
Author: Doug McAdam
11. "Why do you need everyone married?" Christopher has said to him angrily, when Henry has asked about his son's life. "Why can't you just leave people alone?"He doesn't want people alone."
Author: Elizabeth Strout
12. "You stole my mother's Faces," whispered Neverfell. "You stole them, and you sold them, and you walked around wearing them, and using them to make people do what you wanted. You used my mother's Faces on me. And all the time you were her murderess or close enough. All that time you were trying to murder me."
Author: Frances Hardinge
13. "She cannot imagine spending her life more comfortable when so many people are desperate and dying throughout our world."
Author: Francis Chan
14. "Life everywhere is life, life is in ourselves and not in the external. There will be people near me, and to be a human being among human beings, and remain one forever, no matter what misfortunes befall, not to become depressed, and not to falter- this is what life is, herein lies its task. I have come to recognize this. This idea has entered into my flesh and blood. Yes, it's true! That head which created, lived b the hightes life of art, which acknowledged and had come to know the highest demands of the spirit, that head has been cut from my shoulders. Memory remains, and the images I have created and still not molded in flesh. They will leave their harsh mark on me, it is true! But my heart is left me, and the same flesh and blood which likewise can love and suffer and desire and remember, and this is, after all, life. on voit le soleil!"
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. "I fail to see the issue that will shock the people of this great country of ours into some decisive action."
Author: Graham Nash
16. "Wherever I live, I shall feel homesick for Tibet. I often think I can still hear the cries of wild geese and cranes and the beating of their wings as they fly over Lhasa in the clear, cold moonlight. My heartfelt wish is that my story may create some understanding for a people whose will to live in peace and freedom has won so little sympathy from an indifferent world."
Author: Heinrich Harrer
17. "These natives are a very good people; for when they saw that I would not remain, they supposed that I was afraid of their bows; and, taking their arrows, the broke them in pieces and threw them into the fire."
Author: Henry Hudson
18. "I don't want to offend people."
Author: Isaac Mizrahi
19. "When you go into the studio or get up on the stage with people who have more experience or knowledge, you learn."
Author: Jake Shimabukuro
20. "I'm really very lucky. I get to do an awful lot. I've been able to make an incredibly wide range of movies and work with an incredible array of people."
Author: James Mangold
21. "There Are Two Typos Of People In This World: Those Who Can Edit And Those Who Can't"
Author: Jarod Kintz
22. "Each of us should take personal responsibility for our diet, and our children's diet, and the government's role should be to make certain it provides the best information possible to help people stay healthy."
Author: Jim Talent
23. "Like many people, I feel like celebrating. Remember this feeling. It is human, and can help us understand when others express bloodlust."
Author: John Green
24. "I made it about a three-day weekend so people wouldn't have to change their clothes a lot. We didn't have an art department; we didn't have a make-up department."
Author: John Sayles
25. "The whole concatenation of wild and artificial things, the natural ecosystem as modified by people over the centuries, the build environment layered over layers, the eerie mix of sounds and smells and glimpses neither natural nor crafted- all of it is free for the taking, for the taking in. Take it, take it in, take in more every weekend, every day, and quickly it becomes the theater that intrigues, relaxes, fascinates, seduces, and above all expands any mind focused on it. Outside lies utterly ordinary space open to any casual explorer willing to find the extraordinary. Outside lies unprogrammed awareness that at times becomes directed serendipity. Outside lies magic."
Author: John Stilgoe
26. "I think it will always be around it just takes one person to make people aware of the blues."
Author: Johnny Winter
27. "A lot of my colleagues have been people with broad interests in economics, not just narrowly focused interests."
Author: Lars Peter Hansen
28. "Since when do we have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?"
Author: Lillian Hellman
29. "As I looked out at the water, I realized there was nowhere to go, nowhere left to run. And I just had to stay here, facing this terrible truth. I felt, as more tears fell, just how tired I was, a tiredness that had nothing to do with the hour. I was tired of running away from this, tired of not telling people, tired of not talking about it, tired of pretending things were okay when they had never, ever been less than okay."
Author: Morgan Matson
30. "If a young person is surviving by trading sex for the thing they need, what useful purpose is served by criminalizing that activity? Doesn't everybody have the right to try and survive? it might cost more to create shelters or group homes, drug treatment programs, schools for emancipated minors, counseling services, medical care and job training. But such programs can salvage human lives that are otherwise going to be cut short or wasted. If we can afford massive kiddy porn stings, why can't we afford to do this? Is it because, as a society,we obtain more pleasure out of trying to control young people, and punishing the minors who escape our control, than we would out of taking good care of kids who are in trouble?"
Author: Patrick Califia Rice
31. "When two people live in one place, their individual habits get amplified.For example: I'm not lazy. But I don't like to move a whole lot. I mean, if I am doing something, I'll do it. I'm as active as the next guy. But if I'm sitting, I don't like to get up. Even if I'm facing the wrong way.If I'm talking to someone whose chair isn't quite facing me, I'll talk to the side of their head. If I sit down and realize the TV is angled wrong, I won't get up to adjust. I'll watch it like that. I'll sit there and wait til someone walks by and ask them to move the TV."
Author: Paul Reiser
32. "Failure doest hurt the people,untill it relaized by the mind not by your heart"
Author: Rangagowthamca
33. "[I love my work] intensely — I wouldn't be in it if I ever stopped loving it, I would shift it and go over into something else. … I don't think life is worth living unless you're doing something you love completely, so that you get out of bed in the morning and want to rush to do it. If you're doing something mediocre, if you're doing something to fill in time, life really isn't worth living. … I can't understand people not living at the top of their emotions constantly, living with their enthusiasms, living with some sense of joy, some sense of creativity — I don't care how small a level it is. … I don't care what field it is though, and there's gotta be a field for everyone, doesn't there?"
Author: Ray Bradbury
34. "Most people learn their trade – almost always farming – from their parents or village communities. Industrialization changed all that. People had to be able to learn to pick up new skills faster, since the economy had not only to produce but to continually grow and become more sophisticated technologically. Learning one frayed over many years would not do. People needed GENERIC skills, to which only a small amount of extra training would allow them to move around the economy, taking new jobs and responding to innovation."
Author: Robert Lane Greene
35. "My knowledge and thirst for knowledge has no expiration date... It goes until I'm dead. I will be learning and studying from youth, as well as people older than me... Having degrees as a person of color in this country is the one thing that can't nobody take away from me."
Author: Ruben Santiago Hudson
36. "Things, even people have a way of leaking into each other like flavours when you cook."
Author: Salman Rushdie
37. "The whole morning was absurd. She'd never felt so angry, or aggressive, in her entire life. She didn't normally want to hit people, or even yell at them - because normally you could reason with people. And if you couldn't, you could avoid them. But Blue was impossible. He was so rude and belligerent and ... relentless about it."
Author: Sarah Cross
38. "When people are given a moderate number of options (4 to 6) rather than a large number (20 to 30), they are more likely to make a choice, are more confident in their decisions, and are happier with what they choose."
Author: Sheena Iyengar
39. "I'm an executioner, Leta, hence my Demon nickname. They send me in to take the heads off people and gods who've stepped over the line, usually only because someone has PMS. You want justice, Themis's office is down the hall on the left. You want death and dismemberment, I'm your man…or rather god. (Deimos)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
40. "People can get certain good things out of fame, but until it killed a princess nobody ever talked about how bad it can be."
Author: Sherry Stringfield
41. "It's hard to describe yourself as a hero - I just like to think of myself as a policeman. People can look to you like that, as a good guy who can help people."
Author: Steve Wilkos
42. "I couldn't do it at all. I was never really good at it, but I can't imagine what it can be like as a fortunate person not having to deal with it. I mean, people of all ages, not just my age, 25, 35, all the way down the line."
Author: Stockard Channing
43. "I hate handing over money to people for doing what I could just as easily do myself, it makes me nervous."
Author: Sylvia Plath
44. "Those are the Big Three: clipboards, orange cones, elf suits. People don't question"
Author: Tim Dorsey
45. "There is a group of individuals who are radical jihadists. We need to call them by name. They believe it is OK to kill people in the name of their religion. It is not all of Islam. It is not all Muslims. But there is a subgroup who believe it is OK. In fact, it is their plan and design to kill people."
Author: Tim Pawlenty
46. "I love the idea of spies in love. How would it work between two people who were so programmed to lie and be suspicious, who have a whole life based on pretence?"
Author: Tony Gilroy
47. "People think money is life and your life is over if you lose it."
Author: Vikram Chatwal
48. "Now that cleverness was the fashion most people were clever – even perfect fools; and cleverness after all was often only a bore: all head and no body."
Author: Walter De La Mare
49. "Religion has become so many different things. Religion is an economic thing for some people. Religion is a gun."
Author: Ziggy Marley
50. "A lot of people in line at the grocery store think that they know me, but they don't."
Author: Zosia Mamet

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The most stable, and therefore, the most healthy self-esteem is based on deserved respect from others rather than on external fame or celebrity and unwarranted adulation."
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