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1. "I had my moments of being humiliated, and then I had moments of doing something humiliating. I'm glad I lived out both roles."
Author: Adam Sandler
2. "My music is homegrown from the garden of New Orleans. Music is everything to me short of breathing. Music also has a role to lift you up - not to be escapist but to take you out of misery."
Author: Allen Toussaint
3. "People who are left alone tell the story but are never a part of it; those who are a part of the crowd, are story bound, acting upon the role assigned to them in the theater of living, loving and longing."
Author: Aporva Kala
4. "What Women's Lib might achieve if their 'consciousness raising' - or in plain English, brainwashing— campaign succeeds is a society whose members have identical roles but are perpetually at war with themselves; a society of males made neurotic by suppressed masculinity, of females made miserable by having masculine roles thrust upon them that contradict their feminine impulses."
Author: Arianna Huffington
5. "I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. Tuna Fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock."
Author: Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
6. "As both a local resident and a parent with a CF-afflicted child, I'm thankful for companies like Canon, Chase and Outback who believe that giving back to the community is critical to their role as corporate citizens."
Author: Boomer Esiason
7. "Sento ancora la follia scorrermi dentro, ma ancora non ho scritto le parole che avrei voluto, la tigre mi è rimasta sulla schiena. Morirò con addosso quella figlia di puttana, ma almeno le ho dato battaglia. E se fra voi c'è qualcuno che si sente abbastanza matto da voler diventare scrittore, gli consiglio va' avanti, sputa in un occhio al sole, schiaccia quei tasti, è la migliore pazzia che possa esserci, i secoli chiedono aiuto, la specie aspira spasmodicamente alla luce, e all'azzardo e alle risate. Regalateglieli. Ci sono abbastanza parole per noi tutti."
Author: Charles Bukowski
8. "But if it is true that human minds are themselves to a very great degree the creations of memes, then we cannot sustain the polarity of vision we considered earlier; it cannot be "memes versus us," because earlier infestations of memes have already played a major role in determining who or what we are. The "independent" mind struggling to protect itself from alien and dangerous memes is a myth. There is a persisting tension between the biological imperative of our genes on the one hand and the cultural imperatives of our memes on the other, but we would be foolish to "side with" our genes; that would be to commit the most egregious error of pop sociobiology. Besides, as we have already noted, what makes us special is that we, alone among species, can rise above the imperatives of our genes— thanks to the lifting cranes of our memes."
Author: Daniel Dennett
9. "Music is my love and to me acting is more mercenary. I don't pound the pavements for roles: if it happens, it happens. I hate that auditioning thing."
Author: David Johansen
10. "I am so used to hints and mixed messages, saying things that might mean what they sort of sound like they mean. Games and contests, roles and rituals, talking in twelve languages at once so the true words won't be so obvious. I am not used to a plainspoken, honest truth."
Author: David Levithan
11. "I think I have so much more to accomplish in this world of acting. There are many different types of characters I want to play. I want to keep making people laugh, and I want to explore dramatic roles as well."
Author: Dilshad Vadsaria
12. "Well, I suppose that, in a sense, every screen role is a favourite with me."
Author: Dinah Sheridan
13. "In 80% of Socrates' dialogues there was no constructive outcome. He saw his role as simply pointing out what was "wrong."
Author: Edward De Bono
14. "I could have gone my entire life without the image of my mom and Dick engaged in a sexual role-playing game. Especially in my clothes."
Author: Eileen Cook
15. "I really know right from wrong and apply that to my life. At home, I was the oldest of three. My role was to be the responsible one."
Author: Elisha Cuthbert
16. "I often say the last role I played that really touched me and where I was able to access what I really am was Bonnie, which is kind of sad when you think how early in my career that was."
Author: Faye Dunaway
17. "So many roles for women demand that you make the audience fall in love with you or sympathise with you."
Author: Felicity Kendal
18. "I watch NFL football on Sundays. I enjoy gaming with friends, meaning role-playing games; I still enjoy going to conventions and traveling."
Author: George R. R. Martin
19. "I never had a great role in a great film."
Author: Gloria Stuart
20. "But then again, chance has nothing to do with it. Your two fates did not cross through mere happenstance. The two of you set foot in this world because you were meant to enter it. And now that you have entered it, like it or not, each of you will be assigned your proper role here."
Author: Haruki Murakami
21. "Each one of us matters, has a role to play, and makes a difference. Each one of us must take responsibility for our own lives, and above all, show respect and love for living things around us, especially each other."
Author: Jane Goodall
22. "I was never interested in 'Teen Beat' like roles. I just wanted to work."
Author: Jared Leto
23. "I don't think I was fully satisfied acting. You know, the girlfriend role or the best friend role, and that wasn't enough for me."
Author: Joey Lauren Adams
24. "The role of Barbara, in Music for Millions, was literally a tonic for me."
Author: June Allyson
25. "Sanity is actually a pretence, a way we learn to behave. We keep this pretence up because we dont want to be rejected by other people - and bein classified insanve is to be shut out of the group in a very complete way.Most people i meet are secretly convinced that they're a little crazier than the average person. People understand the energy necessary to maintain their own shields, but not the energy expended by other people. They understand that their own sanity is a performance, but when confronted by other people they confuse the person with the role. Sanity has nothing directly to do with the way you think. Its a matter of presenting yourself as safe."
Author: Keith Johnstone
26. "I know that many of you do wear such a cross of Christ, not in any ostentatious way, not in a way that might harm you at your work or recreation, but a simple indication that you value the role of Jesus Christ in the history of the world, that you are trying to live by Christ's standards in your own daily life."
Author: Keith O'Brien
27. "From Roger Bacon, the 13th century Franciscan who pioneered the scientific method, to George Lemaitre, the 20th century Belgian priest who first developed a mathematical foundation for the 'Big Bang,' people of faith have played a key role in advancing scientific understanding."
Author: Kenneth R. Miller
28. "Her parents had basically abdicated their roles as guardians and she was building a bomb. In order to kill a poodle."
Author: Kristen Tracy
29. "The cold war was over, but all the little games persisted. It was a good thing those puppets in the Middle East had been too busy grubbing around in their deserts to play any serious role in international espionage ... She took a calming moment to visualize the entire Arab world as a giant parking lot. Lovely."
Author: Magnus Flyte
30. "Against the new leviathan, whether in the guise of universal suffrage, democracy, or of an equally fraudulent triumphant proletariat, he (Kierkegaard) pitted the individual human soul made in the image of a God who was concerned about the fate of every living creature. In contrast with the notion of salvation through power, he held out the hope of salvation through suffering. The Cross against the ballot box or clenched fist; the solitary pilgrim against the slogan-shouting mob; the crucified Christ against the demagogue-dictators promising a kingdom of heaven on earth, whether achieved through endlessly expanding wealth and material well-being, or through the ever greater concentration of power and its ever more ruthless exercise."
Author: Malcolm Muggeridge
31. "Assuming roles is something that simply won't work for me, since I don't have a style. None at all."
Author: Martin Kippenberger
32. "I never fit in. I am a true alternative. And I love being the outcast. That's my role in life, to be an outcast."
Author: Meat Loaf
33. "Actually, my favourite roles have been in theatre, but on TV, my faves were Slap Maxwell and Larry Sanders."
Author: Megan Gallagher
34. "Read Churchill, he tells you how crucial was the Greek role in your decisive desert victory over Rommel."
Author: Melina Mercouri
35. "I'd say that the question whether love still exists plays the same role in my novels as the question of God's existence in Dostoevsky."
Author: Michel Houellebecq
36. "The nauseating liquid choked the dog's breathing and his head began to spin, then his legs collapsed and he seemed to be moving sideways. This is it, he thought dreamily as he collapsed on to the sharp slivers of glass. Goodbye, Moscow! I shan't see Chichkin or the proletarians or Cracow sausages again. I'm going to the heaven for long-suffering dogs. You butchers – why did you have to do this to me? With that he finally collapsed on to his back and passed out." Chapter 2"
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
37. "But if a role model in her seventies isn't layered with contradictions - as we all come to be - then what good is she? Why bother to cut the silhouette of another's existence and place it against our own if it isn't as incongruous, ambiguous, inconsistent, and paradoxical as our own lives are?"
Author: Molly Peacock
38. "I love meat - I'm Cuban; I grew up eating meat, platanos, and arroz con pollo. I don't believe in starving yourself, but sometimes I do cleanses and diets to prepare for a role."
Author: Natalie Martinez
39. "I would be willing to do any role Duncan Sheik asked me to play."
Author: Nikki Blonsky
40. "I didn't know box office was a thing you could possess but I don't have it. I go up for lovely roles and people with this nebulous thing called box office get them so there isn't much I can do about that unless you know where I can get some box-office myself!"
Author: Olivia Williams
41. "This fanaticism is what feeds terrorism. And this is precisely why Muslims must play an active role in opposing hate sermons and incitement to terrorism and extremism in their mosques."
Author: Otto Schily
42. "Role models are only of limited use. For no-one is as important, potentially powerful and as key in your life and world as you."
Author: Rasheed Ogunlaru
43. "I'm trained in musical theatre and 'Pitch Perfect' is the first movie where I get to really belt out. I beat Adele for that role."
Author: Rebel Wilson
44. "Museums have no political power, but they do have the possibility of influencing the political process. This is a complete change from their role in the early days of collecting and hoarding the world to one of using the collections as an archive for a changing world. This role is not merely scientifically important, but it is also a cultural necessity."
Author: Richard Fortey
45. "I was raised by a strong mother and I never felt like I had to be a role, you know, I was just me, who I am."
Author: Rickie Lee Jones
46. "The media has become more forceful, has begun to recognize its traditional historic role and act on it, and truth is infectious."
Author: Ron Suskind
47. "In fact, if they didn't let me commute, I would not have taken the role because I wanted to graduate high school with my classmates. I remember my agent's jaw dropping when I told him if I couldn't commute I didn't want the role."
Author: Sarah Chalke
48. "I so rarely turned down a role, that I can't say I have any regrets in that regard. There were many roles that I would rather not have done, but having a home and family requires that we sometimes do things we would rather not."
Author: Terry O'Quinn
49. "Helping teacher leaders come to understand their gifts is the first step in developing a specialty. Some leaders are great coaches and should focus on instructional leadership in a district or network where that is valued and supported. Great conceptual thinkers are good in startup mode but the daily grind of leading a school doesn't suit them. Other leaders thrive on the turnaround challenge. The dynamic blended future of education will allow more role specialization."
Author: Tom Vander Ark
50. "The vast Pacific Ocean has ample space for China and the United States. We welcome a constructive role by the United States in promoting peace, stability and prosperity in the region. We also hope that the United States will fully respect and accommodate the major interests and legitimate concerns of Asia-Pacific countries."
Author: Xi Jinping

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