My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.

Quentin Crisp

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Simon Sinek Though we may have desires or bold goals, for whatever reason, most of us don't think we can achieve something beyond what we're qualified to achieve. Why, I ask, do we let reality interfere with our dreams?
Theodore Roosevelt Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Alexander Payne I get asked, 'How can you have such failures in your films?' Well, what else is life about? There's some sense of constant failure in something. Humor gives you a distance from it.
Thomas Francis Meagher I now bid farewell to the country of my birth - of my passions - of my death a country whose misfortunes have invoked my sympathies - whose factions I sought to quell - whose intelligence I prompted to a lofty aim - whose freedom has been my fatal dream.
Curt Schilling I've always wanted to be the best in the world as a baseball player, so when I started to think about opening a business, it was with that mindset.
Ani DiFranco God forbid you be an ugly girl, 'course too pretty is also your doom, 'cause everyone harbors a secret hatred for the prettiest girl in the room.
Ron Paul There is only one kind of freedom and that's individual liberty. Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator. It has nothing to do with government granting it.
Johannes Stark An external electric field, meeting it and passing through it, affects the negative as much as the positive quanta of the atom, and pushes the former to one side, and the latter in the other direction.
Margaret Mitchell Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.
Glenn Beck I was in Washington, D.C., on the morning show, by the time I was 18, programming a station by 19, No. 1 in the mornings. I think I was making, I don't know, a quarter of a million dollars by the time I was 25.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Age merely shows what children we remain.
Roger Ebert If a movie is really working, you forget for two hours your Social Security number and where your car is parked. You are having a vicarious experience. You are identifying, in one way or another, with the people on the screen.
Iain Duncan Smith Well football teams are perhaps easier to control than political parties, I'm sure the Prime Minister would agree with me, but yeah I think every team needs discipline and a sense of self-belief and that's important, that's what leadership's all about.
Alanis Morissette I could get away with not taking care of myself as a bachelorette but as a mom I can't.
Mike Huckabee The most important thing about global warming is this. Whether humans are responsible for the bulk of climate change is going to be left to the scientists, but it's all of our responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations than we found it.
Lauryn Hill We can't plan life. All we can do is be available for it.
Brian Eno I hate the rock music tradition. I can't bear it!
Kristen Bell I'm not in the business of becoming famous. And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded.
Gro Harlem Brundtland The development of the food industry for both domestic and export markets relies on a regulatory framework that both protects the consumer and assures fair trading practices in food.
Brad Henry No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education. An educated workforce is the foundation of every community and the future of every economy.

Quentin Crisp

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