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Cloris Leachman Quotes

"Why cant we build orphanages next to homes for the elderly? If someone were sitting in a rocker, it wouldnt be long before a kid will be in his lap."

Ajeet Pratap Maurya Quotes

"Why be you, When you can be you."

Thomas Gold Appleton Quotes

"A Boston man is the east wind made flesh."

Pierre Abelard Quotes

"For my part, the more I went forward in the study of letters, and ever more easily, the greater became the ardour of my devotion to them, until in truth I was so enthralled by my passion for learning that, gladly leaving to my brothers the pomp of glory in arms, the right of heritage and all the honours that should have been mine as the eldest born, I fled utterly from the court of Mars that I might win learning in the bosom of Minerva. And -- since I found the armory of logical reasoning more to my liking than the other forms of philosophy, I exchanged all other weapons for these, and to the prizes of victory in war I preferred the battle of minds in disputation."

Johnny Bench Quotes

"Slumps are like a soft bed. Theyre easy to get into and hard to get out of."

Aravind Adiga Quotes

"Me, and thousands of others in this country like me, are half-baked, because we were never allowed to complete our schooling. Open our skulls, look in with a penlight, and youll find an odd museum of ideas: sentences of history or mathematics remembered from school textbooks (no boy remembers his schooling like the one who was taken out of school, let me assure you), sentences about politics read in a newspaper while waiting for someone to come to an office, triangles and pyramids seen on the torn pages of the old geometry textbooks which every tea shop in this country uses to wrap its snacks in, bits of All India Radio news bulletins, things that drop into your mind, like lizards from the ceiling, in the half hour before falling asleep--all these ideas, half formed and half digested and half correct, mix up with other half-cooked ideas in your head, and I guess these half-formed ideas bugger one another, and make more half-formed ideas, and this is what you act on and live with."

Robert Altman Quotes

"Titanic I thought was the most dreadful piece of work Ive ever seen in my entire life. Another film that I think is equally bad was American Beauty. So badly acted and directed. But people like that."

Elisabeth Moss Quotes

"Obviously, my life and my job in 2010 is very different from Peggys experience in the 1960s. I exist in a world that enjoys more equality between men and women. But I dont take any of that into my performance. I just want to play the character as who she is as an individual - scene to scene."

Peter Kassenaar Quotes

"Meestal zijn er grote delen van de pagina die niet eens bekeken worden door de bezoeker! Hij keurt ze letterlijk geen blik waardig."

Mark Manning Quotes

"This was the plan: we would take a holy and sacred picture of the King of Rock ‘n Roll, Elvis Presley, to the very summit of the earth; once there, we would place it with sincere reverence amongst the chimerical shimmering palaces of ice and snow and then (accompanied by some weird Zen magic) we would light joss sticks, dance about making screechy kung-fu noises, get off our faces, and that would be it: Planet Earth saved. Simple."

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Quotes About Being Unafraid

"I feel myself becoming the fearless person I have dreamt of being. Have I arrived? No. But Im constantly evolving and challenging myself to be unafraid to make mistakes." - Author: Janelle Monae

Quotes About Life Gets Hard

"My code of life and conduct is simply this: work hard, play to the allowable limit, disregard equally the good and bad opinion of others, never do a friend a dirty trick, eat and drink what you feel like when you feel like, never grow indignant over anything, trust to tobacco for calm and serenity, bathe twice a day . . . learn to play at least one musical instrument and then play it only in private, never allow ones self even a passing thought of death, never contradict anyone or seek to prove anything to anyone unless one gets paid for it in cold, hard coin, live the moment to the utmost of its possibilities, treat ones enemies with polite inconsideration, avoid persons who are chronically in need, and be satisfied with life always but never with ones self." - Author: George Jean Nathan

Quotes About Seizing Opportunity

"Libraries really are the gates to the future. So it is unfortunate that, round the world, we observe local authorities seizing the opportunity to close libraries as an easy way to save money, without realising that they are stealing from the future to pay for today. They are closing the gates that should be open." - Author: Neil Gaiman

Quotes About Perspective Taking

"A shadow of self-doubt had been cast over my thoughts and emotions when I turned my attention away from Gods perspective and promises. By taking my eyes off the light of Gods truth, I ended up paralyzed by the darkness of defeat." - Author: Renee Swope

Quotes About Daughter Turning 13

"Whether it was turning around failing companies, rescuing the Olympics, or improving the business climate in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney has proven that he is ready to be president on Day One." - Author: Timothy Griffin

Quotes About Cradle

"You cannot look into a cradle and read the secret message traced by a divine hand and wrapped up in that bit of clay, and more than you can see the North Star in the magnetic needle. God has loaded the needle of that young life so it will point to the star which presides over poetry, art, law, medicine, or whatever your own pet calling is, until you have wasted years precious life, yet, when once free, the needle flies back to its own star." - Author: Orison Swett Marden

Quotes About State

"Look I eat really well and I work out, but I also indulge when I want to. I dont starve myself in an extremist way. Youre not taking away my coffee or my dairy or my glass of wine because Id be devastated." - Author: Jennifer Aniston

Quotes About John Legend

"Derek Lowe and Curt Schilling were veterans when Boston won the 2004 World Series, but they were quick to recognize Johnny Pesky by name—and for good reason. Pesky last played for Boston in 1952, but his close ties to the organization since his career ended in 1954 are legendary. His presence was so great, among rookies and veterans alike, that Lowe and Schilling understood that the championship belonged to Pesky just as much as it did to the guys on the playoff roster." - Author: Tucker Elliot

Quotes About Pudgy

"I liked James and James liked me and we both knew it and if you think about it, thats like a miracle. A real miracle. Everyone says that babies are miracles, and dont get me wrong, I love cute little pudgy babies, but if you think about it, me having a baby right now would not be a miracle. At all. But finding someone that gets me? Thats the real work. Thats where the miracles are." - Author: Robin Benway

Quotes About No Second Chances In Love

"Despite having no definitive path, we all have places to go, people to meet, feelings to feel. Love, friendship and happiness are the luck you get given to you. What you do with them is the luck you make for yourself. We all have a meant to be, whether we believe in fate, destiny, or nothing at all. Do we decide our meant to be, or do we get it chosen for us? Do we get more than one option? If we do, what if we go through them all then decide the first one was the best option, do we get a second chance? No. There are no second chances in life, no rewind button. You dont get a do-over, so if you want something you have to run, smash into it and grab it with everything you have. You have to take it and hold onto it tightly before its too late. One life. One chance. One love." - Author: Emma Hart