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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Journalist
Nation: American
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The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one's own even more, one's own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being.

Tags: Beauty, Care, Life

I was right not to be afraid of any thief but myself, who will end by leaving me nothing.

Tags: Afraid, End, Leaving

Physical infidelity is the signal, the notice given, that all fidelities are undermined.

Tags: Infidelity, Notice, Physical

Human life itself may be almost pure chaos, but the work of the artist is to take these handfuls of confusion and disparate things, things that seem to be irreconcilable, and put them together in a frame to give them some kind of shape and meaning.

Tags: Human, Life, Work

It's a man's world, and you men can have it.

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Our being is subject to all the chances of life. There are so many things we are capable of, that we could be or do. The potentialities are so great that we never, any of us, are more than one-fourth fulfilled.

Tags: Great, Life, Subject

Experience is what really happens to you in the long run; the truth that finally overtakes you.

Tags: Experience, Happens, Truth

I shall try to tell the truth, but the result will be fiction.

Tags: Tell, Truth, Try

It is such a relief to be told the truth.

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Love must be learned, and learned again; there is no end to it.

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Most people won't realize that writing is a craft. You have to take your apprenticeship in it like anything else.

Tags: Else, Realize, Writing

One of the marks of a gift is to have the courage of it.

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I have not much interest in anyone's personal history after the tenth year, not even my own. Whatever one was going to be was all prepared before that.

Tags: After, History, Whatever

They had both noticed that a life of dissipation sometimes gave to a face the look of gaunt suffering spirituality that a life of asceticism was supposed to give and quite often did not.

Tags: Give, Life, Sometimes

Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.

Tags: Economic, Innovation, Prosperity

Billions are wasted on ineffective philanthropy. Philanthropy is decades behind business in applying rigorous thinking to the use of money.

Tags: Business, Money, Thinking

Change brings opportunities. On the other hand, change can be confusing.

Tags: Change, Confusing, Hand

The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core of what they teach is strategy.

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Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it's about deliberately choosing to be different.

Tags: Choices, Making, Strategy

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.

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If all you're trying to do is essentially the same thing as your rivals, then it's unlikely that you'll be very successful.

Tags: Rivals, Successful, Trying

The company without a strategy is willing to try anything.

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There's a fundamental distinction between strategy and operational effectiveness.

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A strategy delineates a territory in which a company seeks to be unique.

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Finally, strategy must have continuity. It can't be constantly reinvented.

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If your goal is anything but profitability - if it's to be big, or to grow fast, or to become a technology leader - you'll hit problems.

Tags: Goal, Leader, Technology

Strategy 101 is about choices: You can't be all things to all people.

Tags: Choices, Strategy

The essence of strategy is that you must set limits on what you're trying to accomplish.

Tags: Accomplish, Limits, Trying

The underlying principles of strategy are enduring, regardless of technology or the pace of change.

Tags: Change, Principles, Technology

The thing is, continuity of strategic direction and continuous improvement in how you do things are absolutely consistent with each other. In fact, they're mutually reinforcing.

Tags: Consistent, Direction, Fact

Companies operating in urban communities have a tremendous ripple effect.

Tags: Effect, Tremendous, Urban

Sound strategy starts with having the right goal.

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The ability to change constantly and effectively is made easier by high-level continuity.

Tags: Ability, Change, Continuity

The chief strategist of an organization has to be the leader - the CEO.

Tags: Ceo, Chief, Leader

So companies have to be very schizophrenic. On one hand, they have to maintain continuity of strategy. But they also have to be good at continuously improving.

Tags: Good, Hand, Strategy

I have no fondness for pure form at all.

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Love without sex is still the most efficient form of hell known to man.

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You can never tell when an artist really will take up someone's work and work with it happily.

Tags: Someone, Tell, Work

As to whether the people who were supposedly to put up the money and did put it up or whether it was Arthur's own money is something which I shall never know.

Tags: Money, Put, Whether

I started off in England and very few people knew I was Australian. I mean, the clues were in the poems, but they didn't read them very carefully, and so for years and years I was considered completely part of the English poetry scene.

Tags: Mean, Off, Poetry

I wanted to take a stand against what I think was not so well established then but is thoroughly well established now, which is the substitution for a real sense of a country of a hideous distortion which you can sell to the people called 'heritage'.

Tags: Country, Real, Sense

In other words the pictures are in a kind of relationship with each other which is touching only at points rather than pictures being illustrations of poems or poems extrapolations of the pictures.

Tags: Pictures, Rather, Words
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