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Mangalore, the coastal Indian town where I lived until I was almost 16, is now a booming city of malls and call-centres. But, in the 1980s, it was a provincial town in a socialist country.

Tags: Country, Until  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

In a country of such recent civilization as ours, whose almost limitless treasures of material wealth invite the risks of capital and the industry of labor, it is but natural that material interests should absorb the attention of the people to a degree elsewhere unknown.

Tags: Attention, Country  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

The ideas of the great playwrights are almost always larger than the experiences of even the best actors.

Tags: Best, Great  ✍ Author: Stella Adler

The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others, nor our own powerlessness, stupefy us.

Tags: Others, Power  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

When I was young, people were almost identified solely by the kind of music they liked. People fell into categories of who liked what.

Tags: Music, Young  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Through these offices it was my privilege to get to know almost every Jewish person, and those whom I did not come to know through these offices I came to know through love and a desire to know my brethren, the members of my people.

Tags: Desire, Love  ✍ Author: Shmuel Yosef Agnon

I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.

Tags: End, Wanted  ✍ Author: Douglas Adams

In fact, my popularity seems almost entirely a masculine phenomenon.

Tags: Fact, Seems  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.

Tags: Between, Word  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.

Tags: Creative, Minority  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.

Tags: Growth, Small  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble.

Tags: Rather, Trouble  ✍ Author: Howard Baker

When I have to play the same role every day, I have the flexibility to play the character in so many different ways. It's almost like playing five different roles.

Tags: Character, Playing  ✍ Author: Simon Baker

In 1941 Richard Owen said that the dinosaurs were almost hot blooded.

Tags: Hot, Said  ✍ Author: Robert T. Bakker

The word that almost makes me throw up is satin; damask makes me throw up.

Tags: Makes, Word  ✍ Author: Billy Baldwin

To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.

Tags: Country, Time  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

I almost died, secretly, behind closed doors.

Tags: Behind, Died  ✍ Author: Stephen Baldwin

Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.

Tags: Reality, Science  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

Given that external reality is a fiction, the writer's role is almost superfluous. He does not need to invent the fiction because it is already there.

Tags: Reality, Writer  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

Smell is a very animal thing, almost reptilian, where the more cerebral things like reading less so.

Tags: Less, Reading  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

Almost every Monday I have a charity thing. I like that. I do.

Tags: Charity, Monday  ✍ Author: Yogi Berra

I am a huge bull on this country. We will not have a double-dip recession at all. I see our businesses coming back almost across the board.

Tags: Coming, Country  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

Taken as a whole, Europe's share of world output is projected to fall by almost a third in the next two decades. This is the competitiveness challenge - and much of our weakness in meeting it is self-inflicted. Complex rules restricting our labour markets are not some naturally occurring phenomenon.

Tags: Challenge, Whole  ✍ Author: David Cameron

The films that influenced me were so disparate that there's almost no pattern.

Tags: Films, Influenced  ✍ Author: James Cameron

I am now almost certain that we need more radiation for better health.

Tags: Health, Radiation  ✍ Author: James Cameron
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A publisher should always be on the receiving end. He should take an interest in almost any subject and remain anonymous, letting the author take center stage.

Tags: End, Interest  ✍ Author: Cass Canfield

The number of students participating in A.P. has more than doubled in 10 years, and today almost 15,000 U.S. schools offer A.P. courses.

Tags: Students, Today  ✍ Author: Karel Capek

In addition, for almost a year now I have been urging the President, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate suspicious gas price spikes.

Tags: Justice, Year  ✍ Author: Lois Capps

Being raised Catholic myself, I think people who are Catholic tend to carry a lot of guilt. It's almost a joke.

Tags: Guilt, Joke  ✍ Author: Linda Cardellini

Then it was that the exports of slaves from Virginia and the Carolinas was so great that the population of those States remained almost, if not quite stationary.

Tags: Great, Quite  ✍ Author: Henry Charles Carey

I like how they are. I think they're great. And their communities are communities. I have a greater sense of community in New York than almost anywhere I've ever lived. Really, it's terrific.

Tags: Great, Sense  ✍ Author: Peter Carey

A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.

Tags: Life, Rare  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Ya know what I do almost every day? I wash. Personal hygiene is part of the package with me.

Tags: Hygiene, Personal  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

Large organization is loose organization. Nay, it would be almost as true to say that organization is always disorganization.

Tags: Large, True  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Mass demand has been created almost entirely through the development of advertising.

Tags: Demand, Mass  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

All is extremely genteel; and there is almost as much repose as in the golden saloons of the contiguous palaces. At any rate, if there be as much vice, there is as little crime.

Tags: Crime, Golden  ✍ Author: Isaac D\'Israeli

I almost had to have my leg amputated because of an infection.

Tags: Infection, Leg  ✍ Author: Dick Dale

I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it.

Tags: Tired, Ugliness  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

Almost everything is like a machine.

Tags: Machine  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

We don't have a prayer of defeating the Red Threat of our generation without a long boom of almost unprecedented duration.

Tags: Generation, Prayer  ✍ Author: Mitch Daniels

At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world.

Tags: Future, Period  ✍ Author: Charles Darwin

Almost everyone will find something in our services worth paying for.

Tags: Everyone, Worth  ✍ Author: Gavyn Davies

Astonishingly, in spite of decades of research, there is no agreed theory of cancer, no explanation for why, inside almost all healthy cells, there lurks a highly efficient cancer subroutine that can be activated by a variety of agents - radiation, chemicals, inflammation and infection.

Tags: Research, Why  ✍ Author: Paul Davies

Travelling is almost like talking with those of other centuries.

Tags: Talking, Travelling  ✍ Author: Rene Descartes

Today, nostalgia is almost as unacceptable as racism.

Tags: Racism, Today  ✍ Author: Terry Eagleton

I'm proud of the fact that I pitched almost 3,300 innings.

Tags: Fact, Proud  ✍ Author: Dennis Eckersley

Almost everybody embraces life.

Tags: Everybody, Life  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

The book that is the closest genetically to 'Goon Squad' is 'Look at Me.' It has the futuristic element - although, freakishly, almost every aspect I invented has come to pass in some way, including the terrorist who fantasies about blowing up the World Trade Centre. That was extremely uncomfortable. The book came out on the week of 9/11.

Tags: Book, Week  ✍ Author: Jennifer Egan

I think almost every writer in the world would hope that books would be always talked about with respect and civility and depth and seriousness.

Tags: Hope, Respect  ✍ Author: Dave Eggers

Nothing has changed in our relationship with East West. We have no relationship with East West. We've been withholding our labour for almost seven years now.

Tags: Changed, Seven  ✍ Author: Andrew Eldritch

I always wished for this, but it's almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream.

Tags: Dream, Nightmare  ✍ Author: Eminem

Buy a $100 U.S. bond and frame it to teach your children about inflation by watching the U.S. bond value diminish to almost nothing over the next 20 years.

Tags: Children, Next  ✍ Author: Marc Faber

'Henry V' is a great deal more than almost any other hell-bent-for-armor movie that you've seen.

Tags: Great, Movie  ✍ Author: Manny Farber

Unfortunately, we are not painters and authors, where we can do something in isolation. We require a lot of money to create what we create. It's almost like being an architect: You can't be an architect and build whatever buildings you want to.

Tags: Money, Whatever  ✍ Author: Jon Favreau

I became famous almost before I had a craft.

Tags: Craft, Famous  ✍ Author: Farrah Fawcett

There's almost no food that isn't genetically modified. Genetic modification is the basis of all evolution. Things change because our planet is subjected to a lot of radiation, which causes DNA damage, which gets repaired, but results in mutations, which create a ready mixture of plants that people can choose from to improve agriculture.

Tags: Change, Food  ✍ Author: Roger Federer

Americans know more about religion than almost any other topic.

Tags: Religion, Topic  ✍ Author: Bruce Feiler

There is almost nothing in your house that does not tell something about you.

Tags: House, Tell  ✍ Author: Julian Fellowes

Oral history is a recipe for complete misrepresentation because almost no one tells the truth, even when they intend to.

Tags: History, Truth  ✍ Author: Niall Ferguson

Having a size 9 foot is fantastic because almost all of the shoe companies do their prototyping in size 9, so if you visit a place like Nike headquarters, you can try every sort of wacky, out-there model.

Tags: Place, Try  ✍ Author: Timothy Ferriss

Gertrude Stein really thought of Hemingway as frail. He almost married Stein.

Tags: Married, Thought  ✍ Author: Leslie Fiedler

A memory is a beautiful thing, it's almost a desire that you miss.

Tags: Beautiful, Desire  ✍ Author: Gustave Flaubert

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

Tags: Education, Losing  ✍ Author: Robert Frost

The G8 nations, together with the five major emerging economies of China, India, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, use almost three-quarters of the Earth's biocapacity - the capacity of the world's ecosystems to produce natural resources and to reduce harmful substances.

Tags: Earth, Together  ✍ Author: Sigmar Gabriel

I had this dream, and I really wanted to be a star. And I was almost a monster in the way that I was really fearless with my ambitions.

Tags: Dream, Wanted  ✍ Author: Lady Gaga

Almost all wars, perhaps all, are trade wars connected with some material interest. They are always disguised as sacred wars, made in the name of God, or civilization or progress. But all of them, or almost all of the wars, have been trade wars.

Tags: God, Progress  ✍ Author: Eduardo Galeano

What I liked about doing a soundtrack is that it's almost the opposite of any kind of normal recording that a band does, because it's very much a restricted, narrow... And I kind of like that, I find it exciting to work within these things.

Tags: Within, Work  ✍ Author: Tim Gane

Families, particularly, tend to be the ones that you take the most for granted. They seem to slip under the radar, all those important things - it almost becomes second nature to do so.

Tags: Nature, Second  ✍ Author: Adam Garcia

I align myself with almost all researchers in assuming that anything we do is a composite of whatever genetic limitations were given to us by our parents and whatever kinds of environmental opportunities are available.

Tags: Parents, Whatever  ✍ Author: Howard Gardner

You can do a lot with Scotch tape. Almost anything! I love that you can hem a dress, and its an instant remedy in a fashion crises.

Tags: Fashion, Love  ✍ Author: Jennifer Garner

Almost every way we make electricity today, except for the emerging renewables and nuclear, puts out CO2. And so, what we're going to have to do at a global scale, is create a new system. And so, we need energy miracles.

Tags: Energy, Today  ✍ Author: Bill Gates

To such idle talk it might further be added: that whenever a certain exclusive occupation is coupled with specific shortcomings, it is likewise almost certainly divorced from certain other shortcomings.

Tags: Might, Talk  ✍ Author: Carl Friedrich Gauss

I agree with Chomsky in almost nothing. When it comes to innate structures and so on, I'm very skeptical.

Tags: Agree, Innate  ✍ Author: Clifford Geertz

The man who comes up with a means for doing or producing almost anything better, faster or more economically has his future and his fortune at his fingertips.

Tags: Future, Means  ✍ Author: J. Paul Getty

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.

Tags: Ridiculous, Sensible  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You dream about the Olympics for so long and you have that one day, then it's over, and when you don't run well there is this huge letdown. It took me years to deal with that. I feel like I almost had to cleanse myself of that experience.

Tags: Dream, Experience  ✍ Author: Ryan Hall

Faulkner was almost oriental. I never got into Faulkner.

Tags: Faulkner, Oriental  ✍ Author: Tom T. Hall

Being a celebrity, you can remain a child for ever, almost. You get away with more; you can get too pampered and it's not healthy.

Tags: Away, Child  ✍ Author: Geri Halliwell

I almost feel like I'm unoffendable now. I can roll with whatever.

Tags: Roll, Whatever  ✍ Author: Justin Halpern

The biggest barriers to strategic renewal are almost always top management's unexamined beliefs.

Tags: Management, Top  ✍ Author: Ayumi Hamasaki

You can get assent to almost any proposition so long as you are not going to do anything about it.

 ✍ Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence, to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world.

Tags: Essence, Prejudices  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.

Tags: Ability, Simply  ✍ Author: Ernest Hemingway

Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.

Tags: Desires, Reveal  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

One of the hardest tasks is to extract continually from one's soul an almost inexhaustible ill will.

Tags: Ill, Soul  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.

Tags: Granted, Human  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love - almost as violent and much more mischievous.

Tags: Cruelty, Love  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

I almost bought a DeLorean the other day just because. If I see something that I think is cool and I like it, I'll go for it.

Tags: Bought, Cool  ✍ Author: Gabriel Iglesias

I almost never listen to the radio.

Tags: Listen, Radio  ✍ Author: Bjarke Ingels

There are so many constraints on the architect that public buildings almost never feel free or enjoyable.

Tags: Free, Public  ✍ Author: Toyo Ito

Going from college to being on national TV almost fresh outta school, it happened really fast.

Tags: College, School  ✍ Author: Terrence J

I get paid all day, every day, which is almost too much for a sensitive artist.

Tags: Artist, Sensitive  ✍ Author: Robert Jackson

Almost every time I make a building, some people will condemn it straight to Hell.

Tags: Hell, Time  ✍ Author: Arne Jacobsen

We prefer synthetic rather than natural materials. Natural products are almost too valuable. Wood is much harder to produce than metal. And metal is recyclable, while wood isn't.

Tags: Rather, While  ✍ Author: Helmut Jahn

Famous crime stories almost always lead to the passing of new laws.

Tags: Crime, Famous  ✍ Author: Bill James

I mean, Rick James was just a man-made image, the image I created. Just trying to live Rick James almost killed me.

Tags: Mean, Trying  ✍ Author: Rick James

Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout.

Tags: Facts, Religious  ✍ Author: William James

As a European I had fit in almost seamlessly in New York for the last 25 years, but in Oklahoma I stood out like a sore thumb.

Tags: Last, York  ✍ Author: Famke Janssen

I've been saying for almost 20 years that I need to do a jazz project and it ought to be either big band or I should do some jazz songs with a trio or quartet.

Tags: Big, Saying  ✍ Author: Al Jarreau

For us Australians, Singapore also represents sacred soil. Almost 2000 Australians died here in the defense of your island country and our neighborhood.

Tags: Country, Here  ✍ Author: Michael Jeffery

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