Carol Ann Duffy

I have piles of poetry books in the bathroom, on the stairs, everywhere. The only way to write poetry is to read it.

Carol Ann Duffy

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Tom Wolfe This is the artist, then, life's hungry man, the glutton of eternity, beauty's miser, glory's slave.
Mahatma Gandhi The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Edward Witten As for the forces, electromagnetism and gravity we experience in everyday life. But the weak and strong forces are beyond our ordinary experience. So in physics, lots of the basic building blocks take 20th- or perhaps 21st-century equipment to explore.
Jon Fishman But I do think that we approach music, in of itself, with a religious attitude.
Dale Carnegie Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
Mahatma Gandhi Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
Henry Rollins The world's a better place since I chose music.
Friedrich August von Hayek Freedom granted only when it is known beforehand that its effects will be beneficial is not freedom.
Thomas Huxley If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?
Beth Henley The next thing I wrote was in a writing class at night school. It was about a poor woman who worked at a dime store and who was all alone for Christmas in Laurel, Mississippi.
Gabriel Marcel But however measurable, there is much more life in music than mathematics or logic ever dreamed of.
Eleanor Roosevelt I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
Pope Theodoros II We don't pray for the land. We pray for the humans, all humans... starting with the president, Mohammed Morsi, and all officials, and for God to give everyone wisdom and responsibility to manage the affairs of this country and its people in true Egyptian spirit.
Paul Ryan Exploiting people's emotions of fear, envy and anxiety is not hope, it's not change, it's partisanship. We don't need partisanship. We don't need demagoguery, we need solutions.
Gustav Stresemann The concept of active cooperation has taken the place of opposition to the new form of government and of dreamy resignation entranced with the beauty of times past.
Abraham Lincoln You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
Anne Burrell I started in the restaurant business at the age of 19 as a waitress. I loved the atmosphere and the camaraderie of the restaurant business. I loved not having to go to an office. I loved making people happy.
King Abdullah II Today more than ever we need creative minds to address the issues of the age. And one of the most urgent is this: How can humanity know so much, achieve so much, and still fail so many people so badly?
Al Pacino It's never really that much fun for me to do movies anyway, because you - you know, you have to get up very early in the morning and you have to go in and you spend a lot of time waiting around.
Francois Hollande We are a big country, with lots of advantages and history. We are proud to be French. We have to call on patriotism at this time... to ask for an effort in the battle against debt.

Carol Ann Duffy

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