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1. "The World Cup needs a brilliant Brazilian team."
Author: Alan Hansen
2. "I played against the Brazilians in '82, who were definitely the best team never to have won the World Cup."
Author: Alan Hansen
3. "I have a Brazilian trainer here in New York and we do a Brazilian Butt Lift workout."
Author: Alessandra Ambrosio
4. "Peppers, garlic, hazelnuts and brazil nuts make my mouth, tongue and eyes swell and itch within minutes of eating them."
Author: Andrea McLean
5. "It is said the sesta is one of the only gifts the Europeans brought to South America, but I imagine the Brazilians could have figured out how to sleep in the afternoon without having to endure centuries of murder and enslavement."
Author: Ann Patchett
6. "I was a beach boy, and I believe I learned my songs from the birds of the Brazilian forest."
Author: Antonio Carlos Jobim
7. "My parents were missionaries - I was born in the States but I grew up in Brazil."
Author: Arto Lindsay
8. "Do you want to go back to Vienna?" he said.Alec didn't answer, just stared into space."Or we could go somewhere else," said Magnus. "Anywhere you want. Thailand, South Carolina, Brazil, Peru – Oh, wait, no, I'm banned from Peru. I'd forgotten about that. It's a long story, but amusing if you want to hear it."
Author: Cassandra Clare
9. "Brazil is where I have to be, where I have my roots."
Author: Clarice Lispector
10. "I consider the relationship with the U.S. very important to Brazil. I will try to forge closer ties with the U.S."
Author: Dilma Rousseff
11. "I was educated to think maybe Brazil works, maybe it doesn't. But I decided I am going to make this country work for my children. I am investing all my effort now in making Brazil a great country."
Author: Eike Batista
12. "There are many young talents in Brazil. There is a lot of hope in Felipe Massa. It is very difficult to judge him in his first year, but by the end of the end we are going to have a better position how he does in Formula One."
Author: Emerson Fittipaldi
13. "I ASKED no other thing, No other was denied. I offered Being for it; The mighty merchant smiled. Brazil? He twirled a button, Without a glance my way: "But, madam, is there nothing else That we can show to-day?"
Author: Emily Dickinson
14. "I spill it out as fast as I can. I don't really edit. In Brazil, recently, I wrote 70 pages. In London, 80 pages."
Author: Garrett Hedlund
15. "You are 'the best of cut-throats:'--do not start;The phrase is Shakespeare's, and not misapplied:--War's a brain-spattering, windpipe-slitting art,Unless her cause by Right be sanctified.If you have acted once a generous part,The World, not the World's masters, will decide,And I shall be delighted to learn who,Save you and yours, have gained by Waterloo?I am no flatterer--you've supped full of flattery:They say you like it too--'tis no great wonder:He whose whole life has been assault and battery,At last may get a little tired of thunder;And swallowing eulogy much more than satire, heMay like being praised for every lucky blunder;Called 'Saviour of the Nations'--not yet saved,And Europe's Liberator--still enslaved.I've done. Now go and dine from off the platePresented by the Prince of the Brazils,And send the sentinel before your gateA slice or two from your luxurious meals:He fought, but has not fed so well of late..."
Author: George Gordon Byron
16. "This part of Brazil offered the curious spectacle of a great evil, which has been long suffered to exist and is now advancing, gradually yet surely, to that state which must entail inevitable destruction on the existing Government of the country."
Author: George Grey
17. "Every day I get to 'Think' and work on everything from digitizing electric grids so they can accommodate renewable energy and enable mass adoption of electric cars, helping major cities reduce congestion and pollution, to developing new micro-finance programs that help tiny businesses get started in markets such as Brazil, India, Africa."
Author: Ginni Rometty
18. "For me Brazilian music is the perfect mix of melody and rhythm. It just bubbles rhythmically. If I had to pick just one music style to play if would be Brazilian."
Author: Herbie Mann
19. "Brazil will change when its cities change."
Author: Jaime Lerner
20. "Brazil - they're so good it's like they are running round the pitch playing with themselves."
Author: John Motson
21. "Nearly all the Brazilian supporters are wearing yellow shirts - it's a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour."
Author: John Motson
22. "In response to my question about how we might rein in the empire, he said, "That's why I'm meeting with you. Only you in the United States can change it. Your government created this problem and your people must solve it. You've got to insist that Washington honor its commitment to democracy, even when deomcratically elected leaders nationalize your corrupting corporations. You must take control of your corporations and your government. The people of the United States have a great deal of power. You need to come to grips with this. There's no alternative. We in Brazil have our hands tied. So do the Venezeulans. And the Nigerians. It's up to you."
Author: John Perkins
23. "If you are in Brazil and you grew up in a right-wing dictatorship, you think Marxism is liberating. But if you grew up in Czechoslovakia, and the Soviet Union is controlling everything and killing people, then you think capitalism is liberating. Neither of those two things are true and it doesn't take a lot brains to understand this."
Author: Jose Padilha
24. "I have a secret. A big, fat, hairy secret. And I'm not talking minor-league stuff, like I once let Joseph Applebaum feel me up behind the seventh-grade stairwell or I got a Brazilian wax after work last Friday or I'm hiding a neon blue vibrator called the Electric Slide in my night table. Which I'm not, by the way. In case you were wondering."
Author: Karen MacInerney
25. "I'd like to go to Brazil I think. Do a little South America trip."
Author: Kristanna Loken
26. "I tried surfing once in Brazil, but I'm kind of clumsy."
Author: Lee Pace
27. "The global phenomenon of poverty tourism - or 'poorism' - has become increasingly popular during the past few years. Tourists pay to be guided through the favelas of Brazil and the shantytowns of South Africa. The recently opened Los Angeles Gang Tour carries visitors through battle-scarred territories of urban violence and deprivation."
Author: Leslie Jamison
28. "Brazil has rediscovered itself, and this rediscovery is being expressed in its people's enthusiasm and their desire to mobilize to face the huge problems that lie ahead of us."
Author: Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva
29. "My mom's Brazilian, so she and I definitely grew up with different perspectives. I was born in America, and she's from Brazil, so we have different ways of doing things. There's a bit of culture clash there."
Author: Maiara Walsh
30. "Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil they throw flowers at you. In Argentina they throw themselves."
Author: Marlene Dietrich
31. "I find this in all these places I've been travelling - from India to China, to Japan and Europe and to Brazil - there is a frustration with the terms of public discourse, with a kind of absence of discussion of questions of justice and ethics and of values."
Author: Michael Sandel
32. "...rado bih na ljetovanje u Brazil. Vozio bih se favelama. Minibus bi bio blindiran. Promatrao bih male osmogodišnje ubojice koji sanjare kako ce postati bosovi; male kurve koje umiru od side u trinaestoj. Ne bih se bojao jer bi me štitio željezni oklop. To bih radio ujutro, a popodne bih išao na plažu, medu prebogate švercere droge i svodnike. Usred tako razuzdanog života, tako gorucih stvari, zaboravio bih melankoliju zapadnjackog covjeka."
Author: Michel Houellebecq
33. "Brazil has a lot of issues that are similar to a lot of countries in Latin America, but the dominant issue Brazil is dealing with is poverty and political corruption."
Author: Morena Baccarin
34. "Because of my Portuguese heritage, I have an interest in all of the instrumentation that comes from Portugal and Brazil as well."
Author: Nelly Furtado
35. "But we had a fantastic coach, Simon Clifford, who runs a British football youth game which teaches Brazilian techniques - which is what we wanted to incorporate into the film. And some of those things we eventually got in."
Author: Parminder Nagra
36. "With 'Timbiriche,' I toured Brazil and a lot of Latin America."
Author: Paulina Rubio
37. "It's no sin to make a critical study of Brazil's reality. A small percentage own land. Most people don't."
Author: Paulo Freire
38. "I represent Brazil all over the world. Wherever I go I have to do my best, to not disappoint the Brazilian people. And that I've done."
Author: Pele
39. "Brazil has no future as a China with fewer people."
Author: Roberto Unger
40. "At Sequoia, we have opened offices in China and India, and we have made a handful of investments in Latin America/Brazil."
Author: Roelof Botha
41. "Banks' beer. There's nothing like it! To Brazil. And to Barbados justice."
Author: Ronald Biggs
42. "Brazil goes into every World Cup expecting to win - so when it is in Brazil it is expected even more. You can't understand what the World Cup means to our country."
Author: Ronaldinho
43. "Of course, I follow Bollywood. In fact, it's widely followed in Brazil."
Author: Ronaldinho
44. "Facebook, Twitter and Google have all opened offices in Brazil, recognizing the importance of localizing their products and customer service efforts."
Author: Ryan Holmes
45. "To understand our world, we must use a revolving globe and look at the earth from various vantage points. If we do so, we will see that the Atlantic is but a bridge linking the colorful, tropical Afro-Latin American world, whose strong ethnic and cultural bonds have been preserved to this day. For a Cuban who arrives in Angola, neither the climate, nor the landscape, nor the food are strange. For a Brazilian, even the language is the same."
Author: Ryszard Kapuściński
46. "As a reader you recognise that feeling when you're lost in a book? You know the one - when whatever's going on around you seems less real than what you're reading and all you want to do is keep going deeper into the story whether it's about being halfway up a mountain in Brazil in 1823 of in love with a man you aren't sure you can trust or fighting a war in the last human outpost, somewhere beyond the moon. Well, if you're writing that book it's real for you too."
Author: Sara Sheridan
47. "I got into Taekwondo when I was nine, and I started training Muay Thai and Brazilian Jujitsu later in life."
Author: Sean Patrick Flanery
48. "I love Brazilians. Brazilians ought to be made compulsory at 15."
Author: Victoria Beckham
49. "So when I was very young, I longed for Brazil."
Author: Walter Salles
50. "So I feel a responsibility to help first-time film-makers in Brazil, but also to increase the dialogue between film cultures which are really wonderful and so much closer to us than what we do see on our screens."
Author: Walter Salles

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