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I am drawn, as a reader, to detail-drenched stories about human lives affected as much by the internal as by the external, the kind of fiction that Jane Smiley nicely describes as 'first and foremost about how individuals fit, or don't fit, into their social worlds.'

Tags: Human, Social  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

In every language you can imagine, I've had people say 'Appetite For Destruction' is the soundtrack to their lives. I don't think you could say something nicer to an entertainer or performer - can't get more respectful.

Tags: Imagine, Language  ✍ Author: Steven Adler

He who matures early lives in anticipation.

Tags: Early, Matures  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

People are so used to having their lives filmed, they're not even conscious of having cameras around. I still have that sort of suspicion when a camera comes out. I view it as a thing to fear.

Tags: Fear, Used  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.

Tags: Men, Picture  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Nobody I represent is pretending to be the pope or a role model for young people. People have to live their lives. They have the right to smoke if they want.

Tags: Pretending, Young  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

I always like to entertain, first of all, and if the readers take anything away from it that helps them with their own lives, well then, that is a bonus.

Tags: Away, Readers  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

My entire family were Democrats all our lives. But because how furious I was about the previous administration, I turned in my card to become a Republican. I did not want to be known as a Democrat under that person's regime.

Tags: Become, Family  ✍ Author: Danny Aiello

We need to find the courage to say no to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.

Tags: Courage, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.

Tags: Home, Place  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.

Tags: Good, Times  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.

Tags: Men, Real  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.

Tags: Himself, Universe  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which it lives on as a limiting case.

Tags: Destiny, Point  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Many Tibetans sacrifice their lives.

Tags: Sacrifice  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

Autobiographies are only useful as the lives you read about and analyze may suggest to you something that you may find useful in your own journey through life.

Tags: Life, May  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.

Tags: Die, Until  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do.

Tags: Finding, Themselves  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.

Tags: Between, Lie  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

The main difference between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives.

Tags: Between, Lie  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.

Tags: Government, Run  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem.

Tags: Difference, Problem  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.

Tags: Religion, Words  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Some choices we live not only once but a thousand times over, remembering them for the rest of our lives.

Tags: Once, Times  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection.

Tags: Fire, Perfection  ✍ Author: Richard Bach
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Most drama in our lives is really rather squalid.

Tags: Drama, Rather  ✍ Author: Stephen Baker

I was born on Wellington Avenue and my family that remains lives in the Lake Shore Drive area.

Tags: Born, Family  ✍ Author: Bob Balaban

People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.

Tags: Become, Themselves  ✍ Author: James A. Baldwin

I don't want to know about the lives of other actors and I don't want people to know too much about me. If we don't know about the private lives of other actors, that leaves us as clean slates when it comes to playing characters. That's the point, they can create these other characters and I can believe them.

Tags: Playing, Point  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

I'm happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways.

Tags: Happy, Laughter  ✍ Author: Lucille Ball

Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape.

Tags: Conscience, Mirror  ✍ Author: George Bancroft

Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement.

Tags: Enough, Truth  ✍ Author: George Bancroft

Cars are the sculptures of our everyday lives.

Tags: Cars, Everyday  ✍ Author: Chris Bangle

I think the durability of the sedan as well as its worldwide appeal argues well for it as a concept that resonates with people's ideas about how their lives are oriented. They understand the difference between an area for powertrain, an area for people, and an area for their stuff.

Tags: Between, Understand  ✍ Author: Chris Bangle

For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life.

Tags: Holy, Life  ✍ Author: William Blake

Lives in eternity's sun rise.

Tags: Rise, Sun  ✍ Author: William Blake

All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.

Tags: Children, Courage  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.

Tags: Medical, Next  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

All of us need to grow continuously in our lives.

Tags: Grow  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

It is our less conscious thoughts and our less conscious actions which mainly mould our lives and the lives of those who spring from us.

Tags: Spring, Thoughts  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

If genetic memory or racial memory persists, is it possible that individual memory also exists from previous lives?

Tags: Individual, Possible  ✍ Author: Taylor Caldwell

Those who claim to have had happy lives seem to be silly fools.

Tags: Happy, Silly  ✍ Author: Taylor Caldwell

What makes a person is the ability to look at themselves and deal with their own lives.

Tags: Makes, Themselves  ✍ Author: Naomi Campbell

We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives... inside ourselves.

Tags: Used, War  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism; the occupational diseases of those who spend their lives directing the intellects of the young.

Tags: Arrogance, Young  ✍ Author: Henry Seidel Canby

I believe people should live full lives and not settle for anything less.

Tags: Full, Less  ✍ Author: Jack Canfield

For me, I don't like it when there is too much interference in our lives. We're not children. It is our own life in our hands.

Tags: Children, Life  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

'Save the Date' feels like a quiet story about two sisters and the men in their lives, kind of reminiscent of the quieter rom-coms of the 1990s; it's very character-driven and not as wedding-focused.

Tags: Men, Story  ✍ Author: Lizzy Caplan

Good schools underpin not only our economy, but the social fabric of our lives.

Tags: Good, Social  ✍ Author: Donald L. Carcieri

It's fantastic because I've been living thousands of lives, not only my life.

Tags: Life, Living  ✍ Author: Claudia Cardinale

Six-year-olds are very wrapped up in their own lives, and that's the way it should be.

Tags: Wrapped  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

Even the most self-confident people, at one point of their lives, felt like outsiders or felt like they weren't being heard or seen or witnessed in some way.

Tags: Point, Seen  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offence.

Tags: Giving, Himself  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things.

Tags: Arguing, Believing  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

People are very reluctant to talk about their private lives but then you go to the internet and they're much more open.

Tags: Open, Talk  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not.

Tags: Fear, Sure  ✍ Author: Roald Dahl

He who lives by the crystal ball will eat shattered glass.

Tags: Ball, Eat  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

I'm always trying to convince myself there's something important about what I do. But some peoples' lives are really altered by a night at the theater.

Tags: Night, Trying  ✍ Author: Jennifer Damiano

Onstage or in films, you do affect peoples' lives, and sometimes that's very gratifying. But still, there's this little voice that says you should be doing something that matters.

Tags: Sometimes, Voice  ✍ Author: Blythe Danner

The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.

Tags: Children, Parents  ✍ Author: Clarence Darrow

I don't think any player lives up to his potential, because people out there put you so high on a pedestal, you'll never be as good as they expect.

Tags: Good, Put  ✍ Author: Eric Davis

It's an important point to realize that the genetic programming of our lives is not fully deterministic. It is statistical - it is in any animal merely statistical - not deterministic.

Tags: Point, Realize  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

Man lives in a world of surmise, of mystery, of uncertainties.

Tags: Mystery  ✍ Author: John Dewey

I admit, I have a tremendous sex drive. My boyfriend lives forty miles away.

Tags: Away, Sex  ✍ Author: Phyllis Diller

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.

Tags: Movies, Young  ✍ Author: Walt Disney

Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.

Tags: Choices, Total  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

Love is the best thing in the world, and the thing that lives the longest.

Tags: Best, Love  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people's lives.

Tags: Control, Power  ✍ Author: Clint Eastwood

Many really good films allow us to empathize with other lives.

Tags: Films, Good  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

Clouds do not really look like camels or sailing ships or castles in the sky. They are simply a natural process at work. So too, perhaps, are our lives.

Tags: Process, Work  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

'Look at Me' started with Rockford, Illinois and New York and the question of how much image culture was changing our inner lives. That's an abstract idea; you don't think that's going to be a rocking work of fiction, but it seemed to fuse in a way that was interesting.

Tags: Idea, Work  ✍ Author: Jennifer Egan

Every character I play has to be the hero of his own story, the way we're all heroes of our own lives.

Tags: Character, Hero  ✍ Author: Jesse Eisenberg

I have one female fan. But she lives with me. I'm not aware of any others.

Tags: Others, She  ✍ Author: Jesse Eisenberg

Television has tremendous power over our lives.

Tags: Power, Television  ✍ Author: Julie Nixon Eisenhower

If you think about it now, it's kind of ridiculous. All these hot girls on Baywatch in tiny little red bathing suits running around saving lives.

Tags: Hot, Ridiculous  ✍ Author: Carmen Electra

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

Tags: Election, Peace  ✍ Author: George Eliot

For every fresh stage in our lives we need a fresh education, and there is no stage for which so little educational preparation is made as that which follows the reproductive period.

Tags: Education, Stage  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

Man lives by imagination.

 ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

The good and the wise lead quiet lives.

Tags: Good, Wise  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

No one who lives in error is free.

Tags: Error, Free  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

The buried talent is the sunken rock on which most lives strike and founder.

Tags: Rock, Talent  ✍ Author: Frederick William Faber

Women rule our lives, don't they?

Tags: Rule, Women  ✍ Author: Juan Manuel Fangio

Before, Europe was about treaties, laws and our sovereign right to govern ourselves. Now, it's about everyday lives.

Tags: Everyday, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Nigel Farage

Nobody lives forever and I've had a blessed life.

Tags: Blessed, Life  ✍ Author: Allyson Felix

I think I have a very detailed sense of observation. I am interested in the details of people's lives and what information these details give.

Tags: Give, Sense  ✍ Author: Julian Fellowes

Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives.

Tags: Become, Friends  ✍ Author: Ma Ferguson

A lot of people have gotten into comedy because of certain influences in their lives or events that were painful, and I really have wracked my brain to figure it out. I pretty much have had a normal childhood. Maybe it was too normal.

Tags: Brain, Pretty  ✍ Author: Will Ferrell

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.

Tags: Eat, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Marsilio Ficino

There are no second acts in American lives.

Tags: American, Second  ✍ Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.

Tags: Expense, Him  ✍ Author: Jean de La Fontaine

People have their own deaths as well as their own lives, and even if there is nothing beyond death, we shall differ in our nothingness.

Tags: Death, Shall  ✍ Author: E. M. Forster

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.

Tags: Happy, Objective  ✍ Author: Anne Frank

He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

Tags: Die, Hope  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.

Tags: Family, While  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin

Music is a thing that changes people's lives. It has the capacity to make young people's lives better.

Tags: Music, Young  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

Why is the rest of the world so overcrowded? Nobody lives in America! We're all squashed up on top of each other in London.

Tags: America, Why  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.

Tags: May, Truth  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study.

Tags: Study, Writing  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

An economy growing at 7 percent per year, can and must find the resources to improve the lives of its millions of poor.

Tags: Poor, Year  ✍ Author: Sonia Gandhi

There are many experiments and a great deal of research that can be performed on the station that make a difference in our lives and we are committed to supporting this important vocation.

Tags: Great, Research  ✍ Author: Marc Garneau
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