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  • The written word is the only anchor we have in life. How extraordinary would it be if we had even three or four paragraphs written honestly about their lives by our ancestors?
  • It was a pretty wild ride. The race wasn't bad, but qualifying would take your breath.
  • We're going to have shortages and prices are going to go up. Gasoline is going to be extremely tight for us.
  • Nobody gets into a band and thinks they're going to have a 30-year career.
  • There's no lotion or potion that will make sales faster and easier for you - unless your potion is hard work.
  • A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time - patience.
  • It's just skating, and you're going to have a couple of mistakes. Even in practice, you're not hitting 100%.
  • Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.
  • I don't work to any commissions. I do what I want to do.
  • One of the biggest mistakes people make is to think that what you need to write a novel is imagination, creativity and a facility with words. Yes, you need all those things, but a novel is a highly complex organism that needs to be dealt with in quite a logical manner.
  • The problem of architecture has always been the same throughout time. Its authentic quality is reached through its proportions, and the proportions cost nothing. In fact, most of them are proportions among things, not the things themselves. Art is almost always a question of proportions.
  • Swing is my favorite kind of music.
  • Secretary Clinton should be denied access to classified information. Congress must also hold the State Department accountable for fixing the culture of lax handling of classified information.
  • NBC is working with a team of astrophysicists to create a new day of the week.
  • I like death. I'm a big fan of it.
  • I don't relate to the 'Twilight' books or movies at all, but I'm obsessed with it as a pop culture phenomenon - all these people just screaming like it was the Beatles.
  • It's weird when auditioning for roles, because a lot of my mates go out for the same roles. You don't want to know that you're beating someone to the role.
  • The best way to learn is by doing. The only way to build a strong work ethic is getting your hands dirty.
  • We arrived the way most emigrant families did. My father came first, and the rest of us - my mother, my sister and me - followed a year later.
  • And then we watched an amazing number of movies from the late '60s and '70s, which is my favorite time, and we studied their camera movements, their stocks, the way they lit stuff, the colors they used.
  • It wasn't like I felt I was on a wave. It was just so easy. It is only afterwards that I thought I really had a bit of good luck going on there with Yazoo.
  • Fashion should be playful.
  • My experience growing up in a rough and tumble town in the blue-collar world of Western Pennsylvania in the 1970s was that anything a man did was always more important than anything a woman did.
  • I guess it's easier to think badly and then be pleasantly surprised.
  • I believe that these extra-terrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets. Most astronauts were reluctant to discuss UFOs.
  • We've got to win this battle, and we will. We have to win the peace.
  • People have no tolerance. They think all bugs are bad. It's the American way. If you don't like something, kill it.
  • We like non-fiction because we live in fictitious times.
  • I joined the local athletics club when I was 12, that's what I did. I did it of my own volition.
  • The problem that faces our country today, the last 30 years we have lived off the future, and the bill is coming due. So there cannot be anything that is not put on the table. There will not be one American that will not be called to sacrifice. Those that are more well-to-do will be called to sacrifice to a greater extent.
  • God is much in the difficult home problems as in the times of quiet and prayer.
  • I learned that I suffered from bipolar II disorder, a less serious variant of bipolar I, which was once known as manic depression. The information was naturally frightening; up to 1 in 5 people with bipolar disorder will commit suicide, and rates may even be higher for those suffering from bipolar II.
  • I was taught about slavery, but it was the ancient Egyptians. That's the closest I got to African history.
  • I don't know, maybe it's because I was raised Catholic. Confession has always held a great appeal for me.
  • Acting is the most bizarre profession. You can stay in it for years and not really be in it and be waiting for someone to give you an opportunity. It's like when I watch 'American Idol' and see people who have been told to believe in themselves at all costs: It's not always a good idea.
  • If you simply announce that things are irrational, then that alone doesn't get you very far. You have to replace rational agents with some concrete notion of what it means to be irrational.
  • The Ned Kelly is definitely the coolest of all the crime fiction awards, and if you think about it, it's the only one that's given for an entire continent.
  • What began as a revolt in response to the King of Great Britain's repeated injuries against the colonies, soon became a passionate and glorious call to fight for the beginnings of a new country.
  • The best way to cope with trouble is to stay out of it as much as possible.
  • Performa's founder and prime mover, Roselee Goldberg, has great instincts for which artists might collaborate well together.
  • The decision to write in prose instead of poetry is made more by the readers than by writers. Almost no one is interested in reading narrative in verse.
  • Faith is not contrary to the usual ideas, something that turns out to be right or wrong, like a gambler's bet.
  • 'Divergent,' directed by Neil Burger, displayed an admirable seriousness and some grim verve in laying out the boundaries of novelist Veronica Roth's dystopia - six segregated but ostensibly harmonious regions defined by their inhabitants' skills.
  • Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
  • Anywhere my manager tells me to go, I go.
  • There's one thing very important to me in business and for the long-term: always be honest with people. For the past 60 years, I always pay my debts.
  • The greatest job creation is driven by entrepreneurs and young businesses, so they merit special attention.
  • A smile is so sexy, yet so warm. When someone genuinely smiles at you, it's the greatest feeling in the world.