I thought Cheever was magnificent and that if I could write like him that would be the best I could do. And then I realized that what I really wanted to write had nothing to do with what he was doing.

By : Harry Mathews 0 Likes          


Most of us start out with a positive attitude and a plan to do our best.

By : Marilu Henner

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A problem is a chance for you to do your best.

By : Duke Ellington

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Somehow, the greater the public opposition to the health care bill, the more determined they seem to force it on us anyway. Their attitude shows Washington at its very worst - the presumption that they know best, and they're going to get their way whether the American people like it or not.

By : Scott Brown

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In '71 or '72 I returned to New Orleans and stayed there. I started cooking Louisiana food. Of all the things I had cooked, it was the best-and it was my heritage.

By : Paul Prudhomme

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Do not suppose, however, that I intend to urge a diet of classics on anybody. I have seen such diets at work. I have known people who have actually read all, or almost all, the guaranteed Hundred Best Books. God save us from reading nothing but the best.

By : Robertson Davies

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I came not from within the administration, and it was clear and clear in our discussions and no one asked otherwise that I would lead this the way I thought best and I would speak the truth as we found it.

By : David Kay

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Reading - the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.

By : William Styron

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Money motivates neither the best people, nor the best in people. It can move the body and influence the mind, but it cannot touch the heart or move the spirit

By : Dee Hock

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The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.

By : Michelangelo

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It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.

By : Henry David Thoreau

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Something that required the best of you has ended. You will miss it.

By : Anne Wilson Schaef

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It's great to see that celebrities can be just like us - that they too have their highs and lows, that they don't always wake up looking their best, that they have bad habits and annoying traits.

By : Shirley Jones

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