Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.

By : Jessamyn West 0 Likes          


Well I guess my music came to prominence around one piece called 'In C' which I wrote in 1964 at that time it was called 'The Global Villages for Symphonic Pieces', because it was a piece built out of 53 simple patterns and the structure was new to music at that time.

By : Terry Riley

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My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.

By : Terry Prachett

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I was worried people would laugh at me when I started to talk the language, but they were just pleasantly surprised that I could. The sense of humour here is great - once I could have a giggle, I settled down.

By : Parminder Nagra

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Perhaps my problem in marriage-and it is the problem of many women-was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.

By : Hedy Lamarr

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But poetry is a way of language, it is not its subject or its maker's background or interests or hobbies or fixations. It is nearer to utterance than history.

By : Thomas Lynch

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The Gulf War was like teenage sex. We got in too soon and out too soon.

By : Tom Harkin

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There was mental and physical abuse in my family.

By : Erin Moran

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Our members are very much maligned. Obviously the average age is 60 something, but they all have children and grandchildren, they understand what we need to do, they want to win.

By : Francis Maude

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We've been back since July, but I spent some time with the family in the south of France over the summer. We rented a house with another couple and took it easy.

By : Laura Innes

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Courage to continue comes from deeper sources than outward results.

By : Kenneth L. Pike

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But a writer's contribution is literary and a film is not literary. When you take that stuff off the page, and cast the people who are going to fit into those roles, that's what being a director is.

By : Taylor Hackford

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Freeing hostages is like putting up a stage set, which you do with the captors, agreeing on each piece as you slowly put it together

By : Terry Waite

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