Once every five hundred years or so, a summary statement about poetry comes along that we can't imagine ourselves living without.
A. R. Ammons
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John Donne Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
Anthony Anderson I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever wanted to leave our house.
Dylan McDermott My dad was kind of a pool shark and had a Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin thing going on. I've always been fascinated by the fifties because of him. There was a hip, cool, anything-goes atmosphere back then, but looking good was still a priority.
Edward Witten One of the basic things about a string is that it can vibrate in many different shapes or forms, which gives music its beauty.
Thomas Browne Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.
Carol Leifer I think what I would say to my younger self, and probably to younger, just starting-out writers is that a lot of times you're just afraid to put yourself out there, and it's uncomfortable because it's working up the courage to do something, to push yourself to do those things.
Bill Kristol Shouldn't Democrats insist that Sen. Durbin step down as their whip, the number two man in their leadership?
Thomas Sowell The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.
Boris Pasternak You fall into my arms. You are the good gift of destruction's path, When life sickens more than disease. And boldness is the root of beauty. Which draws us together.
Bo Bennett Spend some time this weekend on home improvement improve your attitude toward your family.
Alice Cooper They should invent some way to tape-record your dreams. I've written songs in my dreams that were Beatles songs. Then I'd wake up and they'd be gone.
Rick Perry We need to stop apologizing for celebrating life. We need to stop apologizing for wanting to protect an individual's right to build a business.
Gabriela Sabatini Tennis has had a very positive impact on my life.
W. Somerset Maugham Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.
Bill Nelson Americans of all ages deserve quality end-of-life medical care.
Honore de Balzac Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love.
Marla Maples What was a really private and nice relationship was judged and made to be something ugly.
Valentino Rossi I would have probably stolen cars - it would have given me the same adrenaline rush as racing.
Jenny Eclair Well, I'm not good with sliminess. I hate the thought of creatures that have slime on them or creatures that leave a slimy trail. At home, the sight of a slug can bring up my breakfast.
Criss Angel One of the most gratifying things I get as an artist is when people watch me do these different demonstrations, and they in some way feel empowered by what I'm doing so they can confront their own fears. Maybe it's the fear of getting in an elevator maybe it's the fear of going on a plane and seeing...
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