Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Chris Martin I'm just a public-schoolboy. I've got a degree. I'm from a middle-class family in Devon. I've got no story.
Mark Harmon It's a lot easier to do good work when you have good words to say and work with good people.
Eric Stoltz I think violence, cynicism, brutality and fashion are the staples of our diet. I think in the grand history of story-telling, going back to people sitting around fires, the dark side of human nature has always been very important. Movies are part of that tradition.
Groucho Marx A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Philip Levine I realized poetry's the thing that I can do 'cause I can stick at it and work with tremendous intensity.
Lauren Conrad I've actually spent a lot of time researching beauty products, how they are produced and how they are sold.
Ed Westwick When I find someone who is worth it, I'll be nice and respect that person and put some time in.
Laura Riding Because most people are not sufficiently employed in themselves, they run about loose, hungering for employment, and satisfy themselves in various supererogatory occupations. The easiest of these occupations, which have all to do with making things already made, is the making of people: it is called...
Sara Blakely I grew up in a house where my father encouraged my brother and me to fail. I specifically remember coming home and saying, 'Dad, Dad, I tried out for this or that and I was horrible,' and he would high-five me and say, 'Way to go.'
Matthew Lillard Something like 'Without a Paddle' does really well at the box office and I'm like, 'Oh, here we go.' In 'Without a Paddle' I'm the romantic lead - great! A comedy and that's what America wants. Then it did nothing for me and I went into kind-of a work abyss. I just didn't get another shot.
Aisha Tyler I thought I was gonna be an attorney, so I went to Dartmouth and I was a government major and I minored in environmental policy, and I didn't do anything academically around the arts.
Ayelet Waldman Is Valentine's Day a day to make cupcakes with your children? No, Valentine's is supposed to be a day about romantic love.
Tom Peters Stop being conned by the old mantra that says, 'Leaders are cool, managers are dweebs.' Instead, follow the Peters Principle: Leaders are cool. Managers are cool too!
Queen Latifah I was taught from a young age that many people would treat me as a second-class citizen because I was African-American and because I was female.
Mitch Daniels All great enterprises have a pearl of faith at their core, and this must be ours: that Americans are still a people born to liberty. That they retain the capacity for self-government. That, addressed as free-born, autonomous men and women of God-given dignity, they will rise yet again to drive back ...
John Motson And Seaman, just like a falling oak, manages to change direction.
Desmond Tutu I don't think I've ever felt that same kind of peace, the kind of serenity that I felt after acknowledging that maybe I was going to die of this TB.
Lynn Abbey When I'm not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I'm not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I'm reading books about history, computers, or embroidery.
Bruce Barton It would do the world good if every man would compel himself occasionally to be absolutely alone. Most of the world s progress has come out of such loneliness.
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