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If I were not African, I wonder whether it would be clear to me that Africa is a place where the people do not need limp gifts of fish but sturdy fishing rods and fair access to the pond. I wonder whether I would realize that while African nations have a failure of leadership, they also have dynamic people with agency and voices.

Tags: Failure, Leadership  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Each of my novels has come from a different place, and the processes are not always entirely conscious. I have lived off and on in America for a number of years and so have accumulated observations, found things interesting, been moved to tell stories about them.

Tags: America, Tell  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

That's when we was makin this video stuff. They went all over the place makin it. And they was wantin to know, at the college, how I got started playin and how do I do everything - you know, all that.

Tags: College, Started  ✍ Author: Hasil Adkins

The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation.

Tags: Life, Truth  ✍ Author: Stella Adler

For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.

Tags: Longer, Writing  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it.

Tags: History, Touch  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

I wanted to get us a place of our own with a little bit more space. The kitchen is just huge, because my mom... lives there, man, and she loves being in the kitchen.

Tags: Mom, Wanted  ✍ Author: Freddy Adu

He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.

Tags: Another, Happy  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

I knew I had to get out of Boston and stop making movies there, at least for one movie, otherwise no one would ever consider me for a movie that took place south of Providence.

Tags: Making, Movies  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

Well, you know, I've bonded with a lot of people over the years, you know. We played the same tournaments year after year and we go back to the same place and many times the seats have been full and that has meant the world to me for sure.

Tags: After, Year  ✍ Author: Andre Agassi

I'm content with life, and I'm finally at that place where I feel relaxed and can really enjoy what's going on around me.

Tags: Enjoy, Life  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

Everybody needs that one person that takes you to the right place to see all the positives in your life.

Tags: Everybody, Life  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.

Tags: Pedestal, Wife  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

The moment in between what you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place.

Tags: Life, Moment  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.

Tags: Choice, Life  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.

Tags: Fact, Truth  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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, Lives  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

Tags: May, Pain  ✍ Author: Lance Armstrong

Winning is about heart, not just legs. It's got to be in the right place.

Tags: Heart, Winning  ✍ Author: Lance Armstrong

It's a brilliant surface in that sunlight. The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on earth. It's an interesting place to be. I recommend it.

Tags: Earth, Here  ✍ Author: Neil Armstrong

Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.

Tags: Strong, Time  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.

Tags: Change, Nature  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov
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One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.

Tags: Love, Suffering  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.

Tags: Him, Proud  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

Tags: Put, Sure  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.

Tags: Dangerous, Evil  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

College isn't the place to go for ideas.

Tags: College, Ideas  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Now we have a problem in making our power credible, and Vietnam is the place.

Tags: Power, Problem  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Khrushchev reminds me of the tiger hunter who has picked a place on the wall to hang the tiger's skin long before he has caught the tiger. This tiger has other ideas.

Tags: Ideas, Skin  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.

Tags: Kiss, Soul  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

The wit knows that his place is at the tail of a procession.

Tags: Knows, Wit  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.

Tags: Great, Hell  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying as to put the right man in the right place.

Tags: Put, Trying  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

There's place and means for every man alive.

Tags: Alive, Means  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place.

Tags: After, Taken  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

No iron can pierce the heart with such force as a period put just at the right place.

Tags: Heart, Put  ✍ Author: Isaac Babel

A small town is a place where there's no place to go where you shouldn't.

Tags: Small, Town  ✍ Author: Burt Bacharach

The place of justice is a hallowed place.

Tags: Hallowed, Justice  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

I am proud to place Tercio Red River into a conservation easement forever protecting this spectacular landscape with Colorado Open Lands.

Tags: Forever, Proud  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

You know, as an only child, you're kind of in a bubble, and there are all sorts of things about my childhood that I still can't really place.

Tags: Child, Childhood  ✍ Author: Penn Badgley

Government is necessary for our survival. We need government in order to survive. The Founding Fathers created a special place for government. It is called the Constitution.

Tags: Government, Special  ✍ Author: Michael Badnarik

If you're curious, London's an amazing place.

Tags: Amazing, London  ✍ Author: David Bailey

When I was a child and they burned me out of my home, I was frightened and I ran away. Eventually I ran far away. It was to a place called France. Many of you have been there, and many have not. But I must tell you, ladies and gentlemen, in that country I never feared. It was like a fairyland place.

Tags: Country, Home  ✍ Author: Josephine Baker

There's a time and place for the Kindle, and I own one now and have books on it that I don't otherwise have. But I don't find that my hand reaches out for it the way it does for a trade paperback, or (in the middle of the night) for the iPod Touch.

Tags: Night, Time  ✍ Author: Nicholson Baker

L.A.'s a better place to live than it is to visit.

Tags: Visit  ✍ Author: Simon Baker

Maybe I was 7 - I probably am exaggerating a little - and immediately was plunged into the fact that there was an official place to put your fantasies. Up until then I didn't know what I would do with them all. It was very exciting for me, and I began very, very early on.

Tags: Fact, Put  ✍ Author: Bob Balaban

I love water - I'm an Aquarius, but that has nothing to do with it - and I've never been away from water in any place.

Tags: Away, Love  ✍ Author: Andre Balazs

I think it's fair to say more adultery goes on in hotels than any other place in the world.

Tags: Fair, Goes  ✍ Author: Andre Balazs

In the first place, Descartes stands for the most explicit and uncompromising dualism between mind and matter.

Tags: Between, Mind  ✍ Author: James Mark Baldwin

The word of God - what does it say about what his place is going to be in the Kingdom? Think about it.

Tags: God, Word  ✍ Author: Stephen Baldwin

I have no interest in changing Hollywood. Hollywood is a place so consumed by the spirit of the world that I don't even want to try to think about how to infiltrate that.

Tags: Spirit, Try  ✍ Author: Stephen Baldwin

In my grandfather's lab, scientists did independent research, and peers reviewed and commented on its merits. Politics, he taught me, had no place in the scientific process.

Tags: Politics, Research  ✍ Author: Tammy Baldwin

I think the world is a place for oddballs and freaks. I'm only interested in oddballs and freaks as characters.

Tags: Characters, Interested  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

It is a quiet and peaceful place - and a fitting place for the remains of this greatest of sea tragedies to rest.

Tags: Greatest, Sea  ✍ Author: Robert Ballard

I would have to say my favorite place on Earth is Bora Bora.

Tags: Earth, Favorite  ✍ Author: Robert Ballard

I'm not sure blogs are necessarily the best place to get a pulse on anything. People want to blog for a variety of reasons, and that may or may not be representative.

Tags: Best, May  ✍ Author: Steve Ballmer

I'll give you a list of a hundred ways that I'm more likely to be injured than belting around a race track with people who know what they're doing. It's not a place where I feel I'm in unnecessary danger.

Tags: Give, Ways  ✍ Author: Eric Bana

I don't like to come at my character from some really technical place.

Tags: Character, Technical  ✍ Author: Eric Bana

That's one reason why it's pretty worthless, I can't totally buy it, if you think about it, it's things like the Phil Spector records. On one level they were rebellion, on another level they were keeping the teenager in his place.

Tags: Pretty, Why  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

If you stay in one place, you can only rap about one thing because that's all you know.

Tags: Rap, Stay  ✍ Author: Lloyd Banks

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.

Tags: Dreams, Old  ✍ Author: John Barrymore

If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere.

Tags: Cannot, Christian  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave.

Tags: Easy, Hard  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.

Tags: Wish, Women  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Mayonnaise: One of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion.

Tags: Religion, State  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

My kids always perceived the bathroom as a place where you wait it out until all the groceries are unloaded from the car.

Tags: Car, Wait  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

I've played with IVs before, during and after games. I've played with a broken hand, a sprained ankle, a torn shoulder, a fractured tooth, a severed lip, and a knee the size of a softball. I don't miss 15 games because of a toe injury that everybody knows wasn't that serious in the first place.

Tags: After, Broken  ✍ Author: Kobe Bryant

Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.

Tags: Advice, Street  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.

Tags: Mind, Religion  ✍ Author: John Burroughs

The place is very well and quiet and the children only scream in a low voice.

Tags: Children, Quiet  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

When a place advertises itself as 'World Famous,' you may be sure it isn't.

Tags: Famous, May  ✍ Author: Herb Caen

It's often hilarious to me that I'm writing about Tonga or some tropical place and there's a blizzard outside and the cows are on their backs with their hooves in the air.

Tags: Often, Writing  ✍ Author: James Cagney

For me, to find a place that doesn't have an organized tour going to it is becoming more and more difficult. A lot of times it involves danger of a political nature - places where the adventure-travel trips can't go because they can't get any liability insurance.

Tags: Nature, Political  ✍ Author: James Cagney

In my life outdoors, I've observed that animals of almost any variety will stand in a windy place rather than in a protected, windless area infested with biting insects. They would rather be annoyed by the wind than bitten.

Tags: Life, Rather  ✍ Author: James Cagney

Hollywood's a very weird place. I think there's less of everything except for attitude.

Tags: Attitude, Less  ✍ Author: Dean Cain

There is a reasonable concern that posting raw data can be misleading for those who are not trained in its use and who do not have the broader perspective within which to place a particular piece of data that is raw.

Tags: Piece, Within  ✍ Author: Christian Camargo

The only thing better than going to Pitcairn in the first place, is going again.

Tags: Again  ✍ Author: Billy Campbell

I think by writing about a place with great specificity, you manage to make it universal.

Tags: Great, Writing  ✍ Author: Billy Campbell

I always know exactly where my stories take place, which gives me something certain so I can use my imagination for the other stuff. I worry though, who wants to keep reading stories about Kalamazoo?

Tags: Keep, Worry  ✍ Author: Billy Campbell

I think the real place where most evangelicals have trouble with the Democratic Party is on the issue of abortion.

Tags: Real, Trouble  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day.

Tags: Last, Wait  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Growing up, I wasn't an athlete or anything like that. The only place I felt like I belonged was in the theater.

Tags: Felt, Growing  ✍ Author: Bobby Cannavale

I think this year we'll open up 900 gross, we're closing some, so the net count is lower, but the 900 are spread all over the place. Some of the closures are relocations, where you're moving it to another place in the marketplace.

Tags: Another, Moving  ✍ Author: Jim Cantalupo

Hollywood is a place of great irony at all times.

Tags: Great, Times  ✍ Author: Mark Canton

It is unacceptable that people often have to make huge sacrifices just to find a place to live, a roof over their heads.

Tags: Often, Sacrifices  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

We believe that if you put in place the mechanisms that allow for personal choice as far as Medicare is concerned, as well as the programs in Medicaid, that we can actually get to a better result and do what most Americans are learning how to do, which is to do more with less.

Tags: Learning, Put  ✍ Author: Eric Cantor

I realise that in this undertaking I place myself in a certain opposition to views widely held concerning the mathematical infinite and to opinions frequently defended on the nature of numbers.

Tags: Nature, Opinions  ✍ Author: Georg Cantor

I've found a place that would amaze you. People used to live there, but now it's all overgrown and no one goes there. Absolutely no one - only me... Just a little house and a garden. And two dogs.

Tags: Found, Used  ✍ Author: Karel Capek

Any place that anyone can learn something useful from someone with experience is an educational institution.

Tags: Experience, Someone  ✍ Author: Al Capp

I had an instinct before and maybe now I don't have that instinct as much as knowing what to do, what shots to hit, where to place the ball, things like that.

Tags: Knowing, Maybe  ✍ Author: Jennifer Capriati

Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place in museums; others, we take for walks.

Tags: Greatest, Others  ✍ Author: Roger Caras

The place of exciting innovation - where the action is - that's Rhode Island!

Tags: Action, Exciting  ✍ Author: Donald L. Carcieri

If somebody takes the parking place you were waiting for, I tend to kind of let it roll off my back. Maybe I'm harboring a lot of something and it will all explode somewhere down the road, but I tend to just let it slide off my back.

Tags: Off, Waiting  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

By adopting the 'free trade,' or British, system, we place ourselves side by side with the men who have ruined Ireland and India, and are now poisoning and enslaving the Chinese people.

Tags: Free, Men  ✍ Author: Henry Charles Carey

By adopting the other trade, we place ourselves by the side of those whose measures tend not only to the improvement of their own subjects, but to the emancipation of the slave everywhere.

Tags: Ourselves, Side  ✍ Author: Henry Charles Carey

I definitely feel more complete than before. There's a void you have when you don't feel you've found the other part of who you are, so I'm in a different place now and that's nice to experience.

Tags: Experience, Nice  ✍ Author: Joyce Carey

So in the first draft, I'm inventing people and place with a broad schematic idea of what's going to happen. In the process, of course, I discover all sorts of bigger and more substantial things.

Tags: Happen, Idea  ✍ Author: Peter Carey

Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope.

Tags: Based, Hope  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Maybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.

Tags: Family, Hell  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

I've arrived at the place if I'm not taking a career risk, I'm not happy. If I'm scared, then I know I'm being challenged.

Tags: Career, Happy  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

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