When I start to write, words have become physical presence. It was to see if I could bring that private world to life that found its first expression through reading. I really dislike the romantic notion of the artist.

By : John McGahern 0 Likes          


The Menzies Government, by its participation in the plans for the development of other nations, can see the virtue of planning for them but apparently cannot see the virtue of a plan for Australia.

By : Lionel K. Murphy

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The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.

By : Frederick Douglass

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I love women, but I feel like you can't trust some of them. Some of them are liars, you know? Like I was in the park and I met this girl, she was cute and she had a dog. And I went up to her, we started talking. She told me her dog's name. Then I said, 'Does he bite?' She said, 'No.' And I said, 'Oh yeah? Then how does he eat?' Liar.

By : Demetri Martin

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What does that represent? There was never any question in plastic art, in poetry, in music, of representing anything. It is a matter of making something beautiful, moving, or dramatic - this is by no means the same thing.

By : Fernand Leger

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I've learned that I get blocked when my subconscious mind is telling me that I've taken the work in a wrong direction, and that once I start listening to what my subconscious is trying to tell me, I can work out the problem and get moving again.

By : Walter Jon Williams

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Close to the Edge, Red, One of a kind, Discipline, Earthworks, The Sound of Surprise, all seem to me to be albums that captured the essence of the intention.

By : Bill Bruford

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But enough joking. I am singing. This is all my life.

By : Placido Domingo

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The thing that sets Mars apart is that it is the one planet that is enough like Earth that you can imagine life possibly once having taken hold there.

By : Steven Squyres

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In the unrest of the masses I augur great good. It is by their realizing that their condition of life is not what it ought to be that vast improvements may be accomplished.

By : Leland Stanford

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My professional life in Hollywood has been filled with joy and laughter.

By : Carroll O'Connor

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I've always felt that music should be a normal part of the experience that surrounds people.

By : Morton Gould

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The little religion that I have clung to-that what matters most is the continuity of life, and its improvement from one generation to another.

By : David O. Selznick

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