I'm not so presumptuous to feel that they're gonna get it right away, get exactly what I have in mind. I hope that they'll enjoy looking at it at any rate, whatever it is. And that's why I started writing stories on my work.

By : Faith Ringgold 0 Likes          


Nothing seems to me more doubtful than Aristotle's remark that it is probable the arts and philosophy have several times been discovered and several times lost.

By : Julien Benda

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I dislike literary jargon and never use it. Criticism has only one function and that is to help readers read and understand literature. It is not a science, it is an aid to art.

By : Anne Stevenson

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History suggests that attempts to privatize Medicare by relying on private companies to offer Medicare benefits in rural America simply will not work.

By : Bennie Thompson

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Experiments were not attempted at that time, we did not believe in the usefulness of the concept anyway, and I finished my thesis in 1962 with a feeling like an artist balancing on a high rope without any interested spectators.

By : Richard Ernst

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Next to the writer of real estate advertisements, the autobiographer is the most suspect of prose artists.

By : Donal Henahan

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I had four or five years in school training as a soprano. I fell into pop singing because of economics. I got out of high school and had to go work, and they weren't hiring opera singers.

By : Jo Stafford

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Since the September 11 attacks, nearly 400 individuals have been arrested by the Justice Department as a result of ongoing investigations into international terrorism. Of that total, over half were convicted as a result of their actions.

By : Jo Bonner

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How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a specter through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?

By : Joseph Conrad

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For instance, I was a little surprised that the Shiites didn't rise up against Saddam and the Baath party across most of the country when the Americans moved in March and April of 2003.

By : Juan Cole

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I looked up and saw the shape of a heart made by the silhouette of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon kissing.

By : Sarah Silverman

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I see myself playing as long as I am partially enjoying the game and partially successful and they are paying me. But honestly, two more years is about all I can take.

By : Brett Hull

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There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.

By : Robert Frost

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