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Carl Wilson Quotes

"First, Id become an avid reader of blogs, especially music blogs, and they seemed to be where the critical-thinking action was at, to have the kind of energy that I associate with rock writing of the 1970s or Internet e-mail discussion lists a decade ago."

Ian Hunter Quotes

"we only read when you write"

Toni Trucks Quotes

"If you look at my body of work, my characters drastically vary, and so I typically dont play the same role. It makes me feel reborn with each role."

Paddy Considine Quotes

"I dont want to be disrespectful to people who are incredible at their craft, but the truth is, if I didnt get paid for it, I wouldnt act. The best-paying jobs are usually the worst films. Youre a very small cog in a big machine."

John Shelby Spong Quotes

"Its just not easy enough to say that I pray and God will accomplish."

Ken Robinson Quotes

"I asked a professor of nanotechnology what they use to measure the unthinkable small distances of nanospace? He said it was the nanometre. This didnt help me very much. A nanometre is a billionth of a metre. I understood the idea but couldnt visualise what it meant. I said, "What is it roughly?" He thought for a moment and said, "A nanometre is roughly the distance that a mans beard grows in one second". I had never thought about what beards do in a second but they must do something. It takes them all day to grow about a milllimetre. They dont leap out of your face at eight oclock in the morning. Beards are slow, languid things and our language reflects this. We do not say "as quick as a beard" or "as fast as a bristle". We now have a way of grasping of how slow they are - about a nanometre a second."

Yakov Smirnoff Quotes

"Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list."

Julie Haydon Quotes

"I think I knew even then it would be my maps that would take me across the world, to places and people unknown and into cultures otherwise closed to me. In mapping them I would come to know them a little and at times my very eagerness pained me."

Cindy Sheehan Quotes

"The war in Iraq will end, our troops will come home, Bush will be impeached and he will be brought to justice."

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Quotes About Perseverance In Studies

"[Regarding mathematics,] there are now few studies more generally recognized, for good reasons or bad, as profitable and praiseworthy. This may be true; indeed it is probable, since the sensational triumphs of Einstein, that stellar astronomy and atomic physics are the only sciences which stand higher in popular estimation." - Author: G.H. Hardy

Quotes About School System

"In the early centuries of Islam, the great schools of Islamic jurisprudence were built upon the above principles. Basic to all their legal systems they developed the doctrine that liberty is the fundamental basis of law." - Author: Aly Khan

Quotes About Beauty Regime

"Im normally fairly busy rushing from job to job, so have little time in the mornings for my beauty regime. However, this usually means my hair and makeup is done for me when I get there, which is great!" - Author: Poppy Delevingne

Quotes About Size Matters

"You will have to make up for the smallness of your size by your courage and selfless devotion to duty, for it is not life that matters, but the courage, fortitude and determination you bring to it." - Author: Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Quotes About Meant To Be Single

"Hungry", she said, "Thats what its like. Inside of me, always. This ... hunger that nothing is able to assuage. Its horrible. Its why I always feel ... well, empty. I know I cant keep living this way, but I dont know how to make the hunger stop.""Perhaps youre not meant to", he said, "Perhaps youre meant to cope with it. Either that or to come to realize that the hunger and the appeasement are two entirely different things. Theyre unrelated. One will never quell the other."She thought about this. She considered how much of herself – and the way shed lived so long – had been tied up with a single unfulfilled desire. She finally said, "This is not who I want to be.""Then be someone else."Deborah/Lynley" - Author: Elizabeth George

Quotes About Friendship Problems

"I have great hope and faith, but its a humanistic faith based in facts; you have to believe that facts exist. We can all arrive at the same facts if we engage in the process of experimentation, observation, and verification, which can solve more of the worlds major problems than a debate over whether God does or doesnt exist." - Author: Greg Graffin

Quotes About Having To Do Things Alone

"If reconciling your feminist values with your sexual preferences is something youre struggling with, dont panic. But try to believe what Im about to tell you, because its true: Its healthy to want and seek pleasure. Its generous and kind to want to make your sexual partner(s) feel good. You should do stuff with someone because you want to, not because they expect or feel entitled to it, and the same should be true for them. Whatever you do during sexytimes is between you and your partner—not you, your partner, and feminism, and not you, your partner, and the Gender Roles Police Force. Everything doesnt always have to be equal—unless you want it to be. The only things that matter are that everyones having fun, and everyones feeling respected by and respectful of their partners the whole time youre doing whatever it is that you get up to. Because in the end, thats all that sex is: Two people who want to have sex, alone in a room. No judgy voices allowed." - Author: Krista Burton

Quotes About Claes Oldenburg

"If Abstract Expression reached for the sublime, Pop turned ordinary imagery into icons. Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol illuminated the transformative power of context and the process of reproduction. Claes Oldenburgs soft ice-cream cones and hamburgers changed sculpture from hard to soft, from stasis to transformation." - Author: Arne Glimcher

Quotes About Cerebral

"What? We feel aesthetic pleasure at a sonata by Beethoven and not at one with the same style and charm if it comes from one of our own contemporaries? Isnt that the height of hypocrisy? So then the sensation of beauty is not spontaneous, spurred by our sensibility, but instead is cerebral, conditioned by our knowing a date?No way around it: historical consciousness is so thoroughly inherent in our perception of art that this anachronism (a Beethoven piece written today) would be spontaneously (that is, without the least hypocrisy) felt to be ridiculous, false, incongruous, even monstrous. Our feeling for continuity is so strong that it enters into the perception of any work of art." - Author: Milan Kundera

Quotes About Interrupted Sleep

"Oh! my dearest love, why are our pleasures so short and so interrupted? How long is this to last?Know you, my best Mary, that I feel myself, in your absence, almost degraded to the level of the vulgar and impure. I feel their vacant, stiff eyeballs fixed upon me, until I seem to have been infected with their loathsome meaning--to inhale a sickness that subdues me to languor. Oh! those redeeming eyes of Mary, that they might beam upon me before I sleep! Praise my forbearance--oh! beloved one--that I do not rashly fly to you, and at least secure a moments bliss. Wherefore should I delay; do you not long to meet me? All that is exalted and buoyant in my nature urges me towards you, reproaches me with the cold delay, laughs at all fear and spurns to dream of prudence. Why am I not with you?" - Author: Michael Kelahan