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We had a dialogue coach. She helped us with our T's.
~By Rupert Grint ~


Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


The good, the admirable reader identifies himself not with the boy or the girl in the book, but with the mind that conceived and composed that book.
~By Vladimir Nabokov ~


Doubts are like stains on a shirt. I like shirts with stains, because when I'm given a shirt that's too clean, one that's completely white, I immediately start having doubts.
~By Antonio Tabucchi ~


But most is all to do with work. There are aspects of work that are enjoyable, that you could call a hobby.
~By Heston Blumenthal ~


He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
~By John Milton ~


And I also serve on a caucus that addresses financial literacy for young people in this country. And it is so hypocritical that we want to talk to these kids about how to better manage their money when we are not doing a good job with our Nation's resources.
~By Melissa Bean ~


I think one of the coolest things about the job is the level of trust we have for each other. The actors fully trust that the writers will write amazing episodes, and the writers trust that the actors will follow their instincts with the characters.
~By John Krasinski ~


I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
~By Leonardo da Vinci ~


I cannot forget a conversation that I had with an elderly couple from the tribe. They asked me whether I would kill them after I had finished. When I asked them why they asked that, they replied, Because you white men always do!
~By Roland Joffe ~


Believe me, as one who has seen a number of international crises firsthand, they cannot be handled without an understanding of history.
~By Pierre Salinger ~


The pain was considerable, but trivial compared with my mental state.
~By Harold Lloyd ~


Because all of biology is connected, one can often make a breakthrough with an organism that exaggerates a particular phenomenon, and later explore the generality.
~By Thomas R. Cech ~


Tolerance is a very dull virtue. It is boring. Unlike love, it has always had a bad press. It is negative. It merely means putting up with people, being able to stand things.
~By E. M. Forster ~


To be candid with you, free agency hurts all sports. It's great for athletes making an enormous amount of money. But to say it helps the sports, I don't believe that.
~By Jerry West ~


Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening.
~By Jeanette Winterson ~


Actually, I've done it the other way so many times where you rehearse the band and you do the whole thing with lights, the show and the crew - everything. Then you see what happens and you're already committed to dates. I'm just sort of putting out feelers this way.
~By Paul Westerberg ~


I had no concerns - I had no reason to have concerns based on what was available to me about North's contacts with the private sector people, but I didn't think a CIA person should do it.
~By Robert M. Gates ~


If you only believe that you're an artist when you have a big advance in your pocket and a single coming out, I would say that's quite soulless. You have to have a sense of your own greatness and your own ability from a very deep place inside you. I am the one with the litmus test in my hands of what people need to hear next.
~By Lady Gaga ~


The Phantom, as well as being backed up by that music, it just so was a role that I identified with so powerfully. From the first second that I walked on to perform.
~By Gerard Butler ~


You can't be pregnant in leotards, and this is the last chance for us to get our bodies into the shape of concert dancers and capture it with the magic of film.
~By Patrick Swayze ~


The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.
~By Dudley Moore ~


What I find interesting about folklore is the dialogue it gives us with storytellers from centuries past.
~By Terri Windling ~


It was very important that it be done in such a way that it be executed with complete conviction. If I had done it both ways, if I was trying to cover myself in case it didn't work, then it would have been to no purpose.
~By Atom Egoyan ~


We must agree to live in this world, with all that is unfair about it, without knowing why, if we wish to have a God in our lives.
~By Fred Melamed ~


The law requires a paper towel ad to be scrupulously honest, but allows political candidates to lie without reproach. What's wrong with this picture?
~By Jef I. Richards ~


For you, the state is an entity with purposes of its own that the people can be required to serve. For us the word is only a label for the arrangements by which we the people delegate to some among us responsibility for things that concern us in common.
~By Elliot Richardson ~


Probably having fallen in love with music and movies at a young age and then first learning about writing by kind of following the path of writers like Dave Marsh and Lester Bangs and being a rock journalist.
~By Cameron Crowe ~


If I don't get paid I'm going to take a whole lot of Marshall amps home with me on the plane.
~By Tommy Chong ~


It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.
~By Giordano Bruno ~


Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl.
~By Ernest Hemingway ~


For no continuity of social act is possible without a corresponding social status and the many different kinds of act required in an industrial state, with its high degree of specialization, make for corresponding classification of status.
~By Kenneth Burke ~


Short stories are wonderful and extremely challenging, and the joy of them, because it only takes me three or four months to write, I can take more risks with them. It's just less of your life invested.
~By Anthony Doerr ~


I find America falling in love with a TV show flattering and interesting, but at the same time a little sad.
~By David Schwimmer ~


We are aware only of the empty space in the forest, which only yesterday was filled with trees.
~By Anna Freud ~


There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other.
~By J. K. Rowling ~


Working with a great director is like getting a master class in acting.
~By Swoosie Kurtz ~


Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that.
~By Richard M. Nixon ~


We're all like little ants who scurry around with the materials that are at hand right now. Each generation finds new materials. Its just evolution, isn't it?
~By Beth Orton ~


In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.
~By Franz Kafka ~


But after a few minutes of convincing myself that I really wanted to go - telling myself that I love skating and that my coach is there waiting for me - I would get up and go. And my mother would always get up and eat breakfast with me!
~By Nancy Kerrigan ~


Most of the time it's the parents who recognise me. They try to tell their kids, 'Look, it's Giselle,' and I say, 'No, no, no, don't ruin this for them,' because I'm usually standing there with my hair sideways and no make-up on. And the kid is saying, 'That is not Giselle. No way. That is some worn-out girl who really needs a bath.'
~By Amy Adams ~


I certainly wasn't able to get it when I was a kid growing up on the Lower East Side; it was very hard at that time for me to balance what I really believed was the right way to live with the violence I saw all around me - I saw too much of it among the people I knew.
~By Martin Scorsese ~


I probably wrote three-quarters of the songs without an instrument in my hands.
~By Richard Thompson ~


My mother and I could always look out the same window without ever seeing the same thing.
~By Gloria Swanson ~


But I try not to become preoccupied with that because with whatever direction I follow, with whatever advice I've followed or not followed, It's landed me in New York, in a very beautiful hotel, talking to people about something that I love. So I ain't that far off.
~By Eriq La Salle ~


On Mallrats, a lot of times they'd have to come find me. I'd be off hanging around. Looking around the stores, hanging out with people. So, he'd have to come find me.
~By Jason Mewes ~


I ended up in the US for a month or so, before moving to Montreal with some Romanian friends.
~By Nadia Comaneci ~


By furthering the use of ethanol, farmers are presented with the opportunity to produce a cash crop by collecting their agricultural wastes.
~By Richard Lugar ~


So, there's only so much you can do with a rock video.
~By Melissa Auf der Maur ~


And it is because a series of elements in Spanish life which operate today the same way as they did in the times of Blanco White made obvious my relationship with him, based on a similarity in Spain's condition.
~By Juan Goytisolo ~


We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death.
~By Robert Green Ingersoll ~


I loved to hit with men on base and with the game on the line.
~By Willie Stargell ~


All around as a person, on right decisions, on holding your money, on doing your trade, a good education is a must. I don't think I would've done as good without an education.
~By Bobby Vinton ~


For a good chunk of Israelis, it doesn't matter who is in power when it comes to dealing with the Palestinians. Their focus was more on economic issues.
~By Jonathan Katz ~


I plead for conservation of human culture, which is much more fragile than nature herself. We needn't destroy other cultures with the force of our own.
~By Arthur Erickson ~


I said we are going to balance an $11 billion budget deficit in a $29 billion budget, so by percentage, the largest budget deficit in America, by percentage, larger than California, larger than New York, larger than Illinois. And we're going to balance that without raising taxes on the people of the state of New Jersey.
~By Chris Christie ~


We knew we?d never find someone called Rock Hard, which was our ideal name, and for a while we toyed with the idea of just creating the character but never letting him get seen.
~By James Frank ~


The key to successful missionary work is a close relationship between the missionaries and the members. Creating an environment in working with members that will bring more into the Church.
~By Richard G. Scott ~


I apply paint directly from the tube and with my fingers.
~By John Dyer ~


The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other.
~By Alexis de Tocqueville ~


But to say that Sarah Palin and the tea party movement is responsible for vandalism or threats is just a way to dismiss the American people and, and their dissatisfaction with this health care bill.
~By Laura Ingraham ~


The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
~By Eden Phillpotts ~


I've known Harvey for over 40 years and I worked with him on the Burnett show for 11 years. I guess you could say we're about as close as you can get to being a comedy team.
~By Tim Conway ~


People's opinions don't interfere with me.
~By Jeanne Moreau ~


Someday when peace has returned to this odd world I want to come to London again and stand on a certain balcony on a moonlit night and look down upon the peaceful silver curve of the Thames with its dark bridges.
~By Ernie Pyle ~


Well, my son really loves wildlife. And everytime he draws a polar bear I want to tell him there probably won't any by the time... he's my age. That's kinda hard to deal with.
~By Thom Yorke ~


But I believe that the DPKO at this time was very much involved with American administration and was acting, taking on consideration the demand or the recommendation of the American administration. American administration was very powerful.
~By Boutros Boutros Ghali ~


People under the influence of cults is similar to that we observe in addicts. Typical behaviour for both includes draining bank accounts, neglecting children, destroying relations with family and losing interest in anything except the drug or cult.
~By Keith Henson ~


A covenant made with God should be regarded not as restrictive but as protective.
~By Russell M. Nelson ~


Imparting knowledge is only lighting other men's candles at our lamp without depriving ourselves of any flame.
~By Jane Porter ~


From the time of independences until the end of the Cold War, in spite of the participation of a considerable number of African states in the non-aligned movement, everyone in fact chose to align with one or another of the two major blocks.
~By Omar Bongo ~


Novel writing should never be confused with journalism. Unfortunately, in the case of Primary Colors, a fair number of journalists confused.
~By Joe Klein ~


It's interesting to play a role where you don't really have to preoccupy yourself with any need to convince yourself that you're not acting.
~By Michael C. Hall ~


I work with youth offenders in LA, I've heard them speak and see how music manipulates them.
~By Lisa Bonet ~


It was about working with other musicians, but more than that it's about exploring musical areas that you could never do with the band you're in, in my case Judas Priest. You could tackle musical areas and lyrical areas that wouldn't be appropriate for Priest.
~By Glenn Tipton ~


There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance.
~By Gilbert Parker ~


I would live with all of my sisters if I could. We've always been very close, my sisters and me.
~By Tom Cruise ~


When I left the band I said Look, I am ready to move on. I was interested in playing with some of the other people that I had bee a studio musician with.
~By John Sebastian ~


With my mask, I controlled all of the mouth movements with my own mouth.
~By Peter Mayhew ~


I just broke up with my boyfriend, and I've been spending more time alone than I'd like.
~By Lucinda Williams ~


But generally I am fine with a capital F; probably in extraordinary shape for a man of my age.
~By Malcolm Boyd ~


When I go in to compete, whether it's gymnastics or anything else, I do my own thing. I compete with myself.
~By Shannon Miller ~


An estimated 2 million American women will be diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer this decade and screening could prevent up to 30% of these deaths for women over 40.
~By Matthew Lesko ~


We ought not to be looking for something spectacular but rather develop a plan in conjunction with the White House to work our way out of this problem over the next six weeks.
~By Robert Teeter ~


I wasn't good at being affable. You get beyond that and realise the attraction in any human being has more to do with what they give to someone rather than just being face candy.
~By Alison Moyet ~


If you go too soon, you can come unstuck with 50m left when the guys are going past you.
~By Michael East ~


There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
~By Baltasar Gracian ~


When I think of Marilyn Monroe, and achieving her sound, I think of having a rather large bust. I think of her physically and I am just able to create her sound, because her physicality was so much to do with her sound.
~By Jane Horrocks ~


Don't believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you'll see the way to fly.
~By Richard Bach ~


I think we are all slightly down in the dumps after another loss. We may be in the wrong sign... Venus may be in the wrong juxtaposition with somewhere else.
~By Ted Dexter ~


As I had collaborated with visual artists before whether on installations, on performance pieces, in the context of theatre works and as I had taught for a time in art colleges the idea of writing music in response to painting was not alien.
~By Gavin Bryars ~


When all the girls were getting all made up and getting into all that girl stuff in junior high I was out playing softball or touch football with the guys.
~By Catherine Bell ~


Good art however "immoral" is wholly a thing of virtue. Good art can NOT be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true witness, I mean the art that is most precise.
~By Ezra Pound ~


I want to keep my voice young, with nothing heavy.
~By Renee Fleming ~


After doing this, going away, trying other things and working on other shows, this character, and working within Days of Our Lives, has been one of the most enjoyable experiences in my career.
~By Matthew Ashford ~


Life is supplied with a basic adequacy.
~By E. Stanley Jones ~


Honestly, people have said everything under the sun. I just want to do my work, raise my kids, and hopefully find somebody who I can share my life with again.
~By Nicole Kidman ~


It is the function of vice to keep virtue within reasonable bounds.
~By Samuel Butler ~

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