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Norah Jones What I was going for in the first two albums I didn't necessarily achieve. Because I was young and because it was my first time out. And the second album was such a 'quickie' sort of 'Let's just get it over with!' But the kind of music I make, there's a lot of subtlety in it. And I think it takes a ...
Twyla Tharp In terms of individuals who actually inspired me, very few of the academic people that I had access to had that power over me. Maybe it's simply because I wasn't that committed to geometry.
Bob Balaban My dad was born in Chicago in 1908... his parents came from Russia. They settled in Chicago, where they lived in a little tiny grocery store with eight or nine children - in the backroom all together - and my grandmother got the idea to go into the movie business.
Dave Barry It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate.
James Martineau Religion is no more possible without prayer than poetry without language, or music without atmosphere.
Esther Dyson Change means that what was before wasn't perfect. People want things to be better.
Jean-Bertrand Aristide If one suffers we all suffer. Togetherness is strength. Courage.
Charlie Sheen What they're not ready for is guys like you and I and Nails and all the other gnarly gnarlingtons in my life, that we are high priests, Vatican assassin warlocks. Boom. Print that, people. See where that goes.
Jarvis Cocker As a shy kid growing up in Sheffield, I fantasized about how it would be great to be famous so I wouldn't actually have to talk to people and feel awkward. And of course, as we all know from fairy stories, when you achieve that ambition, you find out you don't want it.
Bob Dylan I change during the course of a day. I wake and I'm one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I'm somebody else.
Dion Boucicault Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.
Ted Danson The environmental movement, like all political processes, reacts best to disasters. But these are very slow, very gradual disasters in the making.
Alanis Morissette Canada has a passive-aggressive culture, with a lot of sarcasm and righteousness. That went with my weird messianic complex. The ego is a fascinating monster. I was taught from a young age that I had to serve, so that turned into me thinking I had to save the planet.
Barry Zito Meyer and I have a bit in common because we're both left-handed. I think it's great that he seeks out that advice because he's not too cool or too uncomfortable to ask for it.
Giorgio de Chirico To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.
Wim Wenders Movies are something people see all over the world because there is a certain need for it.
Jerome K. Jerome People who have tried it, tell me that a clear conscience makes you very happy and contented but a full stomach does the business quite as well, and is cheaper, and more easily obtained.
Adam Carolla I cook a little bit. I make a Hungarian dish called chicken paprikash that's out of this world. I'll give a heads-up to all of your readers that it doesn't have to be between Thai and Mexican every night. Toss some Hungarian in every once in a while. You will not be sorry. Good, solid peasant food.
Thomas Huxley Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
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