If there were no poetry on any day in the world, poetry would be invented that day. For there would be an intolerable hunger.

Muriel Rukeyser

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Barbara Januszkiewicz Be drawn to the visual arts for it can expand your imagination.
Don King Machiavelli taught me it was better to be feared than loved. Because if you are loved they sense you might be weak. I am a man of the people and help them but it is important to do so through strength.
June Jordan Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.
Jenna Ushkowitz When I was on Broadway when I was little, I remember always driving through Times Square with my dad to the theater. Now when I go back, you can't even drive on Broadway in the 40s. New Times Square is too touristy to me.
Emily Mortimer It is brilliant going to the theatre and being forced to sit and listen and think about life. It can be almost a near-religious experience.
Jonathan Safran Foer Food is not just what we put in our mouths to fill up it is culture and identity. Reason plays some role in our decisions about food, but it's rarely driving the car.
Timothy Garton Ash Developments in information technology and globalised media mean that the most powerful military in the history of the world can lose a war, not on the battlefield of dust and blood, but on the battlefield of world opinion.
Carrot Top It's our nature: Human beings like success but they hate successful people.
Kevin J. Anderson I always had this non-stop drive. I had to keep sending stories out and every once in awhile I'd get something accepted or get the little trickle of positive feedback.
Winston Churchill Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
George Bernard Shaw The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Competing in both track and field and basketball for the Bruins I have a lot of great memories to choose from. But my all-time favorite moment in collegiate sports has to be in 1982 when we won UCLA's first NCAA title in track.
Charlie Dent Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces.
Robert Atkins Food compulsion isn't a character disorder it's a chemical disorder.
Benjamin Franklin The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
Nick Cave I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
Ernest Istook The birth of democracy in Iraq is one of the great positive changes of our era.
Robin Morgan Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.
Paula Cole For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.
Larry Bird I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.

Muriel Rukeyser

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