[I Once Did Something Right. I Played First-rate Basketball. I Really Did. And After You're First-rate At Something, No Matter What, It Kind Of Takes The Kick Out Of Being Second-rate.]

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"The house itself is of minor importance. Its relation to the community is the thing that really counts."

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"The existence of poverty is the proof of an unjust and ill-organised society, and our public charities are but the first tardy awakening in the conscience of a robber."

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"You were born Gods original. Try not to become someones copy."

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"Magdalena pulls me away by the arm. "I am the stronger one of Titus and I," she says over the marketplace din. "Woman are always the stronger sex." She smiles to herself. "The trick is not appearing to be so."

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"The mirror is my best friend because when I cry it never laughs."

Ralph Bakshi Quotes

"All the old great companies were run by guys who knew what an animator meant, and guys who knew how to draw. All the companies today are run by executives."

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"I have had to come to terms with wearing glasses."

William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes

"In a word, in adversity she was the best of comforters, in good fortune the most troublesome of friends..."

Mao Tse Tung Quotes

"Political power grows out of the barrel of the gun..."

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"The stock market can be down, but the stock market is not an indication of where peoples spirits and enthusiam are, and where their intellectual energy is."

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"But tomorrow Ill be a different person, never again the person I was. Not that anyone will notice after Im back in Japan. On the outside nothing will be different. But something inside has burned up and vanished. Blood has been shed, and something inside me is gone. Head down, without a word, that something makes its exit. The door opens; the door shuts. The light goes out. This is the last day for the person I am right now. The very last twilight. When dawn comes, the person I am wont be here anymore. Someone else will occupy this body." - Author: Haruki Murakami

Quotes About Desperate Times

"So you would think that at this moment, I would be in utter despair. Heres whats strange. The main thing I feel is a sense of relief. That I can give up this game. That the question of whether I can succeed in this venture has been answered, even if that answer is resounding no. That if desperate times call for desperate measures, then I am free to act as desperately as I wish." - Author: Suzanne Collins

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"The subjects range from the pastoral (sniffing of the butt of a melon to tell if its ripe. and almost romantically lush descriptions of lightening storms sweeping across fields on summer nights) to elaborations on the value of mans having a life of his own, apart from whatever life he has with his family, a private life that no one knows anything about, "a place he can be himself without concern of disappointment or rejection"." - Author: A.M. Homes

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"As electronic journalism came to be evaluated for its cost effectiveness, the network world began breaking up." - Author: Roger Mudd

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"The demons of despair will always try to hold you back from enjoying your life. Either they will try to haunt you with your failures of your past or torment you with your worries of the future. Refuse to entertain them by rising above and staying in the present. They cant have any power over you...if you dont allow them to!" - Author: Timothy Pina

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"And - as a woman reconciled in her own body - I feel I can argue with anyones god about my right to end a pregnancy. My first conception - wanted so badly - ended in miscarriage, three days before my wedding. A kind nurse removed my wedding manicure with nail-polish remover, in order to fit a finger-thermometer for the subsequent D&C operation. I wept as I went in to the operating theatre, and wept as I came out. In that instance, my body had decided that the baby was not to be and had ended it. This time, it was my mind that has decided that this baby was not to be. I dont believe ones decision is more valid than the other. They both know me. They are both equally capable of deciding what is right." - Author: Caitlin Moran

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"I absolutely advocate for comprehensive immigration reform." - Author: Susana Martinez

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"Despite Langdons six-foot frame and athletic build, Anderson saw none of the cold, hardened edge he expected from a man famous for surviving an explosion at the Vatican and a manhunt in Paris. This guy eluded the French police…in loafers? He looked more like someone Anderson would expect to find hearthside in some Ivy League library reading Dostoyevsky." - Author: Dan Brown

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"Mostly in movies an actor has to come to a mark, an X, and deliver his line - but thats so artificial, thats not how people really behave." - Author: Bruce Robinson