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  • Nothing is as embarrassing as watching your boss do something you assured him couldn't be done.
  • China will continue to play its part as a major and responsible country.
  • Most wars, after all, present themselves as humanitarian endeavors to help people.
  • A robust democracy requires active participation.
  • I'm proud to be involved with Simon Cowell and 'X Factor.'
  • Everything is a railway junction where past and future are sliding over one another, not touching.
  • One indisputable fact is that whatever has happened to, and with, the Allman Brothers Band, we've persevered.
  • Do not think too much of the dead husk of your friend, or mourn too much over it, but send your thoughts out towards the real soul or self which has escaped - to reach it.
  • I've been singing since I was born. It's something I do everywhere I go. In the shower, walking down the street. I don't need any impetus to do it. I just sing.
  • So much of my career has been about saying things the way people say them, using melodies not that I can sing but that the people can sing.
  • Pain is real when you get other people to believe in it. If no one believes in it but you, your pain is madness or hysteria.
  • I don't like people who are just takers.
  • I find myself really feeling like it's possible that maybe the greater contribution I'm going to be able to make through this next phase of my life might be as a writer writing wonderful parts for women, or even writing wonderful parts for myself, you know?
  • Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment.
  • My father always told me that story was first and foremost. We would watch not just his films but a lot of classic American films. My father was a great David Lean fan, and David Lean's one of my favorite directors. We would discuss films endlessly.
  • I love Instagram. I find it to be one of the truly positive social media things that exist.
  • It takes a lot of energy and a lot of neurosis to write a novel. If you were really sensible, you'd do something else.
  • Birth is violent, and out of that violence is our only chance of rebirth.
  • I've not been an admirer of contemporary music since punk rock went off the boil in 1977, but once a year I'll listen to 'Spiral Scratch' by the Buzzcocks, or 'Hippy Hippy Shake' by the Swinging Blue Jeans. Otherwise, I can put up with Chopin or shakuhachi flute in the background.
  • The great majority of people are calm, resourceful, altruistic or even beyond altruistic, as they risk themselves for others. We improvise the conditions of survival beautifully.
  • I don't need anyone to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves.
  • There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence.
  • The nice thing with the Arabs is that with age comes respect.
  • In the '80s, when Gretzky came to the World Championships in the second or third game, you'd see this guy skating circles around the other ones. Unbelievable.
  • The fact of the Watergate cover-up is not nearly as interesting as the step into making the cover-up. And when you understand the step, you understand that Richard Nixon lied. That he was a criminal.
  • You can compare me with Greta Garbo. I have big feet, too.
  • When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
  • I have a very realistic image of what marriage should be. It takes effort, but it shouldn't be the hardest thing that you do.
  • I wanted to write a sci-fi story that would appeal to young women. Loads of girls like sci-fi, but it's more culturally associated with guys.
  • I prefer stories about people who are, in a sense, trying to find better versions of themselves.
  • Supergirl is such an iconic brand, and for me to be able to be the new face of it is extremely exciting.
  • Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
  • I am so picky about what films I get myself into because it's such an explosion of energy and commitment once you get in there, you destroy your life until you deliver these films. I never want to be in the position of making films that won't be a great use of 90 minutes of someone's life.
  • People don't want to talk about death, just like they don't want to talk about computer security. Maybe I should have named my workstation Fear. People are so motivated by fear.
  • It is relatively easy to design for the perfect cases, when everything goes right, or when all the information required is available in proper format.
  • CBS started to confiscate our packages and mail as a safety procedure. A lot of packages that people send for the holidays and to our kids we can't open. A lot of times they are from overseas. It's very upsetting at times.
  • Some directors are interested in acting, and others are only interested in cranes and moving the camera.
  • I've been singing since I was 12. And I think that all the information is finally starting to chill out. And I don't have to be fancy. I can just kind of do things and simplify things and try to be the best singer I can be.
  • We have nine ships and in the next two years will have ten, eleven and twelve. So things are going very nicely and all because of that program that people thought was mindless and so forth.
  • I'd want to read the stories that I'd written, I'd want to show the drawings that I made. That was just purely natural. So I knew I wanted to go into the arts in some way and that I'd want to show that work in some way.
  • I've been singing my entire life. The guitar came to me later on down the road.
  • The USA experiences the crisis of ideological and moral values.
  • I love traffic. It's fantastic. New York traffic is so relaxing.
  • People who think you could wave a magic wand and the legacy of the past will be over are blind.
  • Regarding Syria, we already call for dialogue between Syria and all parties concerned, in order to avoid any kind of escalation in the region which may expose the whole area to chaos.
  • Now Herod was an active man, and soon found proper materials for his active spirit to work upon.
  • The human person, whose definition serves as the touchstone according to which good must be distinguished from evil, is considered as sacred, in what one might call the ritual sense of the word. It has something of that transcendental majesty which the churches of all times have given to their Gods.
  • There is no scientific answer for success. You can't define it. You've simply got to live it and do it.