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If youíre... asking yourself why I have this success and you donít, donít be angry with meóstop and ask yourself what your issues are that are holding you back.
Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012
I hold ambition of so light a quality that is is but a shadow's shadow.
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), Hamlet, Act II, sc. 2
Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.
Martha Beck, O Magazine, Growing Wings, January 2004
I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it.
G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
Evan Esar (1899 - 1995)
The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1869 - 1959), 1908
Never say never, for if you live long enough, chances are you will not be able to abide by its restrictions. Never is a long, undependable time, and life is too full of rich possibilities to have restrictions placed upon it.
Gloria Swanson (1899 - 1983)
I started thinking about little kids putting a cylindrical peg through a circular hole, and how they do it over and over again for months when they figure it out, and how basketball was basically just a slightly more aerobic version of that same exercise.
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars, 2012
The perfect bureaucrat everywhere is the man who manages to make no decisions and escape all responsibility.
Brooks Atkinson (1894 - 1984), Once Around the Sun, 1951
When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained.
Edward R. Murrow (1908 - 1965)
To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human.
Andy and Larry Wachowski, The Matrix, 1999
Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)
You talk to God, you're religious. God talks to you, you're psychotic.
Doris Egan, House M.D., House vs. God, 2006
The moments that we have with friends and family, the chances that we have to make a big difference in the world or even to make a small difference to the ones we love, all those wonderful chances that life gives us, life also takes away. It can happen fast and a whole lot sooner than you think.
Larry Page, University of Michigan Commencement Address, 2009
Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting.
Princess Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco
She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.
Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967), speaking of Katharine Hepburn
Partake of some of life's sweet pleasures. And yes, get comfortable with yourself.
Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), O Magazine
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - 2006)
Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.
David Broder
Man forgives woman anything save the wit to outwit him.
Minna Thomas Antrim
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MM's Cynical Quotes LM's Motivational Quotes Classic Quotes
Cole's Quotables Rand Lindsly's Quotes Poor Man's College
alt.quotations Archives 20th Century Quotations Quotations by Women
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