If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.

By : Paulo Coelho 0 Likes          


I have my own religion. I'm sort of one-quarter Baptist, one-quarter Catholic, one-quarter Jewish.

By : Tom T. Hall

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She kindly laments that I am not of the party, and to be sure I honour great ladies, and I admire great wits, but I am of the same opinion in regard to assemblies that is held concerning oysters, that they are never good in a month that has not the letter R in it.

By : Elizabeth Montagu

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Young writers only take off when they find their subjects. Since almost everyone has a family and stories about family, that is often a place to start.

By : Robert Morgan

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But audio is a component of video, so there's always been that anyway, and although we've never expressed a visual side apart from the Grateful Dead movie, I don't find it that remote, you know what I mean? It's a departure of sorts, but it's like a first cousin.

By : Jerry Garcia

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It took me a long time to reach the decision to retire, actually, from the Art Ensemble.

By : Joseph Jarman

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As the books grew bigger and more ambitious, the situations in question sometimes became political ones, and so it became necessary to start painting in the social background on a scale which eventually became panoramic.

By : Jonathan Coe

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He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.

By : Aeschylus

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It is in the gift for employing all the vicissitudes of life to one's own advantage and to that of one's craft that a large part of genius consists.

By : Georg C. Lichtenberg

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THIS is the most joyful day that ever I saw in my pilgrimage on earth.

By : Donald Cargill

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A lot of artists say, I'm not political. People are afraid of this word.

By : Holly Near

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Music is given to us with the sole purpose of establishing an order in things, including, and particularly, the coordination between man and time.

By : Igor Stravinsky

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I wouldn't approach the issue of judging in the way the president does. Judges can't rely on what's in their heart. They don't determine the law. Congress makes the law. The job of a judge is to apply the law.

By : Sonia Sotomayor

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