Have you ever heard a good joke? If you've ever heard someone just right, with the right pacing, then you're already on the way to poetry. It's about using words in very precise ways and using gesture.

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Hugh Hefner My folks were raised pure prohibitionist. They were very good people, with high moral standards - but very repressed. There was no hugging and kissing in my home.
Evelyn Glennie Before my teen years, I was losing my hearing pretty quickly, and I was getting very, very angry. I was beginning to become an angry person because of that.
Denis Leary Science fiction was never my thing. I have no interest in it.
Roy Moore Indeed, the acknowledgement of God is not synonymous with religion.
Jeremy Collier Knowledge is the consequence of time, and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom.
Douglas MacArthur Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency.
Reggie Watts Sometimes airport security people recognize me. I'll go through the whole screening process and at the end they'll go, 'Hey, man, I really like your work.' That's so cool.
Jack Kent Cooke Sports are one of the main cultural activities on the face of the earth.
Toby Jones They seem much rarer now, those auteur films that come out of a director's imagination and are elliptical and hermetic. All those films that got me into independent cinema when I was watching it seem thin on the ground.
Derek Luke Then I was working in a store in Newark, New Jersey, and I saw an actor in person, and I got so excited. My whole day changed. That's when I decided to challenge myself to make my dreams become a reality.
George A. Smith Our enemies are our evil deeds and their memories, our pride, our selfishness, our malice, our passions, which by conscience or by habit pursue us with a relentlessness past the power of figure to express.
Oliver Stone I'm terrible at horror movies, by the way. I get scared so easily.
George S. Patton If a man does his best, what else is there?
Morihei Ueshiba Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love.
Jorge Luis Borges Any life is made up of a single moment, the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.
Friedrich Nietzsche All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
Wendy Carlos As human beings we do change, grow, adapt, perhaps even learn and become wiser.
Jerry Saltz Outside museums, in noisy public squares, people look at people. Inside museums, we leave that realm and enter what might be called the group-mind, getting quiet to look at art.
Donna Shalala We know the parental support, community support, makes a difference. It's not just the metrics of testing and putting pressure on the schools and on the teachers.
Jonathan Sacks While we can remember the past, we cannot write the future. Only our children, the future of our community, can do that.

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