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  • When I grow up I am going to be a ballerina. I will be in Giselle. It will be so much fun being a ballerina.
  • When I was recording music, I'd record all the parts myself, and I wouldn't let other people in; that's essentially what Blood Orange is the result of; me trying to find the most comfortable I can be with everything.
  • I'm awake as soon as the sun crests the eastern hills. I guess I'm motivated because I love just about everything about my life - the writing, the many critters, the art, and all the rest.
  • In skateboarding, you're never bigger than the streets.
  • Historians tell the story of the past, novelists the story of the present.
  • I don't believe in sampling some Tibetan music just to make it sound groovy, but you do your homework, you understand what you're doing with it.
  • We mostly don't get sick. Most often, bacteria are keeping us well.
  • Every child growing up will look to their parents, my mother and my father. My grandmother lived with us. I picked up quite a bit of family lore and history from her, which was interesting.
  • I've heard that Bon Iver liked my cover of 'Skinny Love.'
  • I hate watching myself on TV.
  • Sometimes black people really want to hold onto our oppression - 'This is ours! This belongs to us.' You can't just talk about equality for somebody else. Let's pass it on. Let's pass it on to somebody else. At the end of the day, it is all about inequality.
  • When you see results, you start to wonder, 'What would happen if I had oatmeal instead of sausage for breakfast?' You start to eat better because you feel better.
  • The first thing that strikes a visitor to Paris is a taxi.
  • This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty.
  • My life has been such a blur since I was 18, 19 years old. I haven't even had time to contemplate my own life. By forcing yourself to write your life story you learn a great deal about yourself.
  • You see in the streets of London, great and little boys running about in long blue coats, which, like robes, reach quite down to the feet, and little white bands, such as the clergy wear.
  • I remember standing on a medal podium at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, imbued with a sense that if you won enough basketball games, there was no such thing as poor, backward, country, female, or inferior.
  • I think that my career speaks for itself and shows the type of player I am. I have never had a teammate who didn't enjoy playing with me. There are always going to be skeptics, but chemistry will definitely not be an issue.
  • There are no exceptions to the rule that everybody likes to be an exception to the rule.
  • When I was modeling, I worked out every day or other day.
  • Of course I have an opinion on many things but I don't micromanage.
  • Music is always occurring. It is just a matter of marketing, attention, and many other factors, that determines whether people will hear these songs or not.
  • There is such thing as a 'smart bomb' - bombs are smart these days, you know.
  • When I see my picture in the papers, I imagine that people think I'm a lot more serious than I am. They probably think I'm pretty miserable.
  • Naturally, liquidity is a big factor in any market that seems to be a lot of money in the world, and there's a lot of discretionary money.
  • Sometimes I feel like putting on a blazer with just a T-shirt.
  • I'm not interested in the heroes or the villains. I'm interested in playing people.
  • You see, in my view a writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway.
  • We are gifted with freedom, but with that freedom comes the reality of the unknown and the responsibility to be aware of our surroundings and on guard against those who would do us harm.
  • I like discovering stories where I'm laughing and I'm learning. It's like, 'How was I never taught that in school?'
  • I always start out saying exactly what everybody looks like. I don't know why.
  • I was fat because I lived in the Midwest in the 1970s, and everyone was a little fat then and only getting fatter.
  • Our parents set the moral tone of the family. They expected more of some of us and less of others, but never less than they thought we were capable of.
  • Usually it takes me about nine to 12 months to write a book.
  • My eight years in Detroit, obviously, were my most successful years managing. I think that Pittsburgh and Detroit are probably very, very similar. We kinda rekindled the fire of baseball in Pittsburgh. We did the exact same thing in Detroit.
  • You could see the flames and the outer skin of the spacecraft glowing; and burning, baseball-size chunks flying off behind us. It was an eerie feeling, like being a gnat inside a blowtorch flame.
  • You'd always see a lady or a little girl sitting at a piano. I decided I wanted to play something more unexpected, so that's when I got interested in learning to play the guitar.
  • You see 6,000 times more tech companies in San Francisco than you see in Seattle. All the money is in San Francisco when you look at the venture fund maps. The PR is in San Francisco. The centricity of the industry is in San Francisco.
  • It's our human nature to explore. Tens of thousands of years ago, our species walked out of Africa, traveling far and wide across the entire planet, from the Arctic to the tip of Tierra Del Fuego, making us the most geographically diversified species on Earth.
  • We're not going to create a more equal society by not prodding at it, are we?
  • I have learned that any fool can write a bad ad, but that it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.
  • You see failed vocabulary in the adult world so often, and it's often because once you reach a certain age you're kind of embarrassed to go look up a word if you don't know what it means.
  • A country that cannot support entrepreneurship has no hope.
  • You will see the President being very, very tough on spending.
  • I was not chosen to be president to restore capitalism to Cuba. I was elected to defend, maintain and continue to perfect socialism, not destroy it.
  • You see, psychologically, Australia must understand it has to live in the region around it. Australia must find its security in Asia; it cannot find its security from Asia.
  • I personally believe, as many Montanans do, that God created the Earth.
  • The first reaction to truth is hatred.