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It's nice to have material things but they're very superficial aren't they?

Tags: Nice  ✍ Author: Mark Addy

Homicide is the best material I've had the chance to do.

Tags: Best, Chance  ✍ Author: Daniel Baldwin

The three-pound organ in your skull - with its pink consistency of Jell-o - is an alien kind of computational material. It is composed of miniaturized, self-configuring parts, and it vastly outstrips anything we've dreamt of building.

Tags: Building, Pink  ✍ Author: Lawrence Eagleburger

When I was in top 40 bands, I always had to learn new material and new styles.

Tags: Learn, Top  ✍ Author: Kenneth Edmonds

Art never improves, but... the material of art is never quite the same.

Tags: Art, Quite  ✍ Author: T. S. Eliot

The North Koreas of the world are trying very hard to acquire the material they need to acquire nuclear weapons, as is the case with Iran.

Tags: Hard, Trying  ✍ Author: Peter Facinelli

When you make your first film, there is a hell of a lot to think about, and you've got to have a gut understanding of your material.

Tags: Film, Hell  ✍ Author: Julian Fellowes

I frequently compose out the entire metric structure of a piece in modified cyclic form, where each cyclic revolution undergoes some form of 'variation' much as if measure lengths were concrete musical 'material.'

Tags: Piece, Revolution  ✍ Author: Brian Ferneyhough

I think 'SNL' was such a unique thing because it was material you created and you're very comfortable with it, even though the setting was pressure-packed.

Tags: Though, Unique  ✍ Author: Will Ferrell

And for me there's still more material than 20 lifetimes that I can use up.

Tags: Lifetimes  ✍ Author: Jerry Garcia

I think some people wished I'd kept myself out of the book. But I kind of insist on it because I want the reader to share my engagement with the material, if you like, not pretend that I'm doing it completely intellectually.

Tags: Book, Share  ✍ Author: Helen Garner

You look just like you!

Tags: Special, Writers  ✍ Author: Eric Idle

I've always had an abundance of material about the subjects of my biographies.

Tags: Abundance, Subjects  ✍ Author: Walter Isaacson

Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.

Tags: Enigma, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Joseph Joubert

Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand.

Tags: Hand, Style  ✍ Author: Andre Maurois

Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage.

Tags: Advantage, Best  ✍ Author: Jawaharlal Nehru

When art dresses in worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art.

Tags: Art, Dresses  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

I think people were just starving for good material because they just weren't getting it on the radio.

Tags: Getting, Good  ✍ Author: John Oates

I have a notion that if you are going to be spiritually curious, you better not get cluttered up with too many material things.

Tags: Cluttered, Curious  ✍ Author: Mary Oliver

In the material sciences these are and have been, and are most surely likely to continue to be heroic days.

Tags: Continue, Days  ✍ Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer

I do like directing other people's material.

Tags: Directing  ✍ Author: Brian De Palma

If I ever wrote a script myself, it would be strongly emotional material.

Tags: Emotional, Script  ✍ Author: Jim Parsons

The familiar material objects may not be all that is real, but they are admirable examples.

Tags: May, Real  ✍ Author: Willard Van Orman Quine

You begin with the possibilities of the material.

Tags: Art, Begin  ✍ Author: Robert Rauschenberg

Well, we're living in a material world, and I'm a material girl... or boy.

Tags: Girl, Living  ✍ Author: Adam Sandler
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The word of man is the most durable of all material.

Tags: Durable, Word  ✍ Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Inspiration arrives as a packet of material to be delivered.

Tags: Delivered, Packet  ✍ Author: John Updike

The new material fits very comfortably with the older stuff.

Tags: Older, Stuff  ✍ Author: Kathy Valentine

By the time a man gets to be presidential material, he's been bought ten times over.

Tags: Time, Times  ✍ Author: Gore Vidal

Amy Rapp, my producing partner, and I are drawn to character-driven material. We're developing and producing movies and TV, fiction and non-fiction, studio and independent, broadcast and cable, theatre, and web so our slate is really diverse.

Tags: Movies, Theatre  ✍ Author: Meredith Vieira

That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.

Tags: Disturbed, Reached  ✍ Author: Swami Vivekananda

It doesn't matter to me if it has a surprise ending or not. I usually go for the material or the project.

Tags: Matter, Surprise  ✍ Author: Donnie Wahlberg

There is nothing worth having that can he obtained by nuclear war - nothing material or ideological - no tradition that it can defend. It is utterly self-defeating.

Tags: War, Worth  ✍ Author: George Wald

What you don't get in the mainstream media is so much of the background material.

Tags: Background, Media  ✍ Author: Jimmy Wales

We are such materialists that all our metaphors are going to be material.

Tags: Metaphors  ✍ Author: J. T. Walsh

I personally don't believe in aliens. But, I do believe that there is something out there that is accountable for all these mysterious things that are going on: I think it is a spiritual thing not a material thing.

Tags: Mysterious, Spiritual  ✍ Author: J. T. Walsh

Your source material is the people you know, not those you don't know, but every character is an extension of the author's own personality.

Tags: Character, Source  ✍ Author: Edward Albee

Legends are material to be moulded, and not facts to be recorded.

Tags: Facts, Legends  ✍ Author: Hervey Allen

In a continent but recently settled, many parts of which have as yet little historical or cultural background, the material for this volume has been gathered from a section that was one of the first to be colonized.

Tags: Background, Historical  ✍ Author: Hervey Allen

Reading your own material aloud forces you to listen.

Tags: Listen, Reading  ✍ Author: Stephen Ambrose

There's no shortage of material in life.

Tags: Life, Shortage  ✍ Author: Jonathan Ames

It's the hardest thing to come up with an hour of material that can consistently keep people laughing.

Tags: Keep, Laughing  ✍ Author: Aziz Ansari

I could see us doing solo material in the future.

Tags: Future, Solo  ✍ Author: Nicole Appleton

We have some material on spying by a major government on the tech industry. Industrial espionage.

Tags: Government, Industry  ✍ Author: Roberto Assagioli

My fiction is reviewed by the mainstream press, by science fiction periodicals, romance magazines, small press publications and various other journals, including some usually devoted to archaeological and other science material.

Tags: Science, Small  ✍ Author: Jean M. Auel

Ideally, one should have more material than one can possibly cope with.

Tags: Cope, Possibly  ✍ Author: Frank Auerbach

Almost every script that I've gotten has been for sort of the generic Hollywood type. I haven't chosen them. All the ones I have chosen are because I've been fascinated with the source material or because of the script.

Tags: Almost, Hollywood  ✍ Author: Ben Barnes

I think it's outrageous if a historian has a 'leading thought' because it means they will select their material according to their thesis.

Tags: Means, Thought  ✍ Author: Antony Beevor

Thus it seemed to Haeckel that such simple life could easily be produced from inanimate material.

Tags: Life, Simple  ✍ Author: Nicole Beharie

Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one.

Tags: Question, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Nikolai Berdyaev

The question of bread for myself is a material question, but the question of bread for my neighbor is a spiritual question.

Tags: Question, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Nikolai Berdyaev

I am careful with my material and presentation.

Tags: Careful  ✍ Author: Shelley Berman

The urge to purge the material I come up with is, I guess, an ongoing process.

Tags: Guess, Process  ✍ Author: Kathryn Bigelow

I really look for peak experiences and dramatic material that can allow peak experiences.

Tags: Allow, Dramatic  ✍ Author: Kathryn Bigelow

The material particle nature of primary cosmic radiation has been confirmed, although the processes turned out to be extraordinarily more complicated than we had assumed.

Tags: Cosmic, Nature  ✍ Author: Walther Bothe

It's not highly intellectual material. I'm dedicating it to the pulp fiction of the past.

Tags: Fiction, Past  ✍ Author: Bruce Boxleitner

The only thing I know is that we came from the stars, and that we have the same material as the stars. That's all that I know. Everything else I don't know.

Tags: Else, Stars  ✍ Author: Sonia Braga

I think it's all about how much you love, understand and can relate to the material you are given.

Tags: Love, Understand  ✍ Author: Jonathan Brandis

We know from the material that was recovered from the bin Laden compound that bin Laden was looking at the 10th anniversary of 9/11 as an opportunity to strike yet again at the U.S. homeland.

Tags: Again, Looking  ✍ Author: John O. Brennan

Sex and obscenity are not synonymous. Obscene material is material which deals with sex in a manner appealing to prurient interest.

Tags: Interest, Sex  ✍ Author: William J. Brennan, Jr.

It can be disheartening to see acts that don't necessarily have any input on their own material to do so well in the charts.

Tags: Acts, Charts  ✍ Author: Jake Bugg

It doesn't matter so much where the material comes from, as long as it's good.

Tags: Good, Matter  ✍ Author: Steve Buscemi

The funnier the material, the funnier I could make it.

Tags: Funnier  ✍ Author: Ruth Buzzi

I'm more interested in seeing what the material tells me than in imposing my will on it.

Tags: Interested, Seeing  ✍ Author: John Chamberlain

I want to find material that piques my interest, keeps me outside the box and challenges me.

Tags: Interest, Outside  ✍ Author: Kyle Chandler

I think for anyone who follows the 'artistic life,' a certain amount of selfishness and self-involvement is part of the package. You're probably already disregarding a certain material life you could have.

Tags: Anyone, Life  ✍ Author: David Chase

For me, it's always just been about finding material that I think is creative and interesting and fun and something that can expand me and that I can hopefully do something with.

Tags: Creative, Fun  ✍ Author: Don Cheadle

Most actors want to sink their teeth into amazing material.

Tags: Amazing, Teeth  ✍ Author: Emmanuelle Chriqui

I'm really happy that I was raised Catholic because it's given me years of material.

Tags: Catholic, Happy  ✍ Author: Hillary Clinton

If the material is challenging, it forces you to challenge yourself when handling it.

Tags: Challenge, Yourself  ✍ Author: Joel Coen

I'm really not good blackmail material.

Tags: Good  ✍ Author: Chris Colfer

I have no shortage of material or offers, it's just a case of what you select to do. But I think it's realistic that my chances of playing Romeo are now over.

Tags: Playing, Realistic  ✍ Author: Sean Connery

I don't write any of my material down. I like to improvise and be spontaneous.

Tags: Improvise, Write  ✍ Author: Dane Cook

With Shakespeare, because you invest so much time in working on material, it always sort of stays with you to some degree.

Tags: Time, Working  ✍ Author: Christian Cooke

The fact that The Bridge contains folk lore and other material suitable to the epic form need not therefore prove its failure as a long lyric poem, with interrelated sections.

Tags: Fact, Failure  ✍ Author: Hart Crane

It seems likely that most if not all the genetic information in any organism is carried by nucleic acid - usually by DNA, although certain small viruses use RNA as their genetic material.

Tags: Seems, Small  ✍ Author: Francis Crick

And, in fact, you can find that the lack of basic resources, material resources, contributes to unhappiness, but the increase in material resources do not increase happiness.

Tags: Fact, Happiness  ✍ Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

I think anytime you start relying on a format to get you by you've got weak material to begin with.

Tags: Start, Weak  ✍ Author: Drew Curtis

It's hard to know where your thoughts come from, especially when you have a thirst for material because you need it professionally.

Tags: Hard, Thoughts  ✍ Author: Louis C. K.

Freddie and Brian tend to write the majority of the material.

Tags: Majority, Write  ✍ Author: John Deacon

We're not quite mainstage material. We're more like outhouse material!

Tags: Quite  ✍ Author: Andrew Dost

My material life is simple.

Tags: Life, Simple  ✍ Author: Gustavo Dudamel

I'm planning a different show, though for obvious reasons some of the material will be the same, and of course I will perform material from the new CD.

Tags: Show, Though  ✍ Author: George Duke

They do not merely collect texts; they must also gather data about the context and the informant and, above all, write an analysis of the items based upon the course readings and lecture material on folklore theory and method.

Tags: Theory, Write  ✍ Author: Alan Dundes

I don't like to attach myself to material things.

Tags: Attach  ✍ Author: Jourdan Dunn

The scope of material I can work with is not limited to the set of things that we inherit from nature.

Tags: Nature, Work  ✍ Author: Shusaku Endo

I would never want to do something just for the sake of being independent or for the sake of doing big films. I'm always surprised by the material I'm attracted to. And that's how I like it. I like to be surprised.

Tags: Big, Films  ✍ Author: Alice Englert

In discussing the process with the actors, I made it clear to them that they could improvise but that the sum total of their improvisation needed to impart certain plot points, and schematic material.

Tags: Clear, Process  ✍ Author: Mike Figgis

Hope is the raw material of losers.

Tags: Hope, Losers  ✍ Author: Fernando Flores

I usually destroy unreleased material. It has a way of coming back to haunt you.

Tags: Coming, Destroy  ✍ Author: John Fogerty

But I really do have a soft spot for the solo shows. Any musician who writes and sings will tell you that's the center of it, that is it. It's almost like there's something church-like about it and you gotta go back there, if you're a songwriter that sings your material.

Tags: Almost, Tell  ✍ Author: Ben Folds

I don't cringe when I think of doing old material. A lot of the people have been with me through the years.

Tags: Cringe, Old  ✍ Author: Steve Forbert

The material came bubbling up inside like a geyser or an oil gusher. It streamed up of its own accord, down my arm and out of my fountain pen in a torrent of six thousand words a day.

Tags: Inside, Words  ✍ Author: C. S. Forester

If you are playing repertoire material, you're stuck. There's not huge amounts you can do.

Tags: Playing, Stuck  ✍ Author: Robert Fripp

I think that one of the things that influences me most as a composer is to what extent I can deconstruct and reconstruct the material that I'm working with.

Tags: Composer, Working  ✍ Author: Fred Frith

Doesn't all experience crumble in the end to mere literary material?

Tags: End, Experience  ✍ Author: Ellen Glasgow

I think there are some people in life who are not marriage material and Chris is one of them.

Tags: Life, Marriage  ✍ Author: Sharon Gless

Ironically, the more intensive and far-reaching a historian's research, the greater the difficulty of citation. As the mountain of material grows, so does the possibility of error.

Tags: Greater, Research  ✍ Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

History has repeatedly shown that when a new method or material becomes available, new uses for it arise.

Tags: Available, History  ✍ Author: Catherine the Great

I will entertain anything; it doesn't matter. You know, it's not obviously about the price, it's not about who, it's kind of about when and what. It's material, that's all.

Tags: Matter, Price  ✍ Author: Tom Hanks
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