I had hoped to go to law school, but the war started, and because of the strong feeling that I did not want to kill anybody, I joined the Merchant Marine when I graduated from Berkeley.

By : Douglass North 0 Likes          


I see a resurgence of interest in poetry. I am less optimistic about the prospects for the arts when it comes to federal funding.

By : Rita Dove

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Comedy is really not like any other art form in that it's very specialized and varied in it's content, but generic in it's title.

By : Joe Rogan

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We were in the same band, but we're two completely different people. People have asked me to make comparisons with our albums, and I can't, because there's no comparison. Her album's okay. I don't think she's the best singer on Earth, but she's okay.

By : Melanie Chisholm

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I was never part of the crowd.

By : Jimmy Connors

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I know my choices will be creative so long as I follow my heart.

By : Huey Lewis

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Acting is playing - it's actually going out on a playground with the other kids and being in the game, and I need that. Writing satisfies that part of myself that longs to sit in my room and dream.

By : Billy Bob Thornton

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Life is about rhythm. We vibrate, our hearts are pumping blood, we are a rhythm machine, that's what we are.

By : Mickey Hart

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In art there are tears that lie too deep for thought.

By : Louis Kronenberger

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But as I often say, terrorists won't check our party registration before they blow us up.

By : Jane Harman

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I think I started learning lessons about being a good person long before I ever knew what basketball was. And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence.

By : Julius Erving

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When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison?

By : Khalil Gibran

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Singling out political opponents for working against the ruling party is precisely the tactic of every tyrannical government from Red China to Venezuela. The first step in the process is creating unfounded public suspicion of political opponents, followed by arresting and jailing any who continue speaking against the regime.

By : John Carter

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