Poetry and consumption are the most flattering of diseases.

William Shenstone

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Alice Hoffman I feel more influenced in my own work by dreams than I do by other writers' works in a way. Or by popular culture, movies - what else is there to write about than love and loss?
Gary Lineker The whole kiss-and-tell thing is a negative approach that often happens in a World Cup. We will see negative stories about the players and it can affect their confidence and the overall performance of the national team on the pitch, let alone the bid to actually stage the competition.
Pete Townshend The problem for me, still today, is that I write purely with one dramatic structure and that is the rite of passage. I'm not really skilled in any other. Rock and roll itself can be described as music to accompany the rite of passage.
Tom Felton I think it's pretty crazy to say you've been typecast at the age of 20 before you've even really started getting going.
Daniel Goleman When I went on to write my next book, Working With Emotional Intelligence, I wanted to make a business case that the best performers were those people strong in these skills.
Samuel Butler To give pain is the tyranny to make happy, the true empire of beauty.
Jay Weatherill If we wish our state's growth to continue, then our future will increasingly be with industries that require a highly skilled and technically proficient workforce.
Christopher Meloni It is a weird feeling to have people go, 'Hey Chris' like they know me. But, number one, 99 percent of my experiences have been really cool. People couldn't be nicer and more positive.
Jamie Lee Curtis I've been going through photos of my mother, looking back on her life and trying to put it into context. Very few people age gracefully enough to be photographed through their aging.
Jack Irons After wrestling with myself for six months, I began medical treatment. During that time I started a band with some friends of mine called Jack's Car, but that didn't last.
Garth Brooks Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith.
Henry Ford The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.
Tracy Morgan My sense of humor is a turkey, and I pull it out of the oven and baste it in reality.
Leighton Meester The way I become friends with somebody is a slow process. You can't just spill your guts and tell them everything about yourself and expect them to listen and understand you because you don't know them. It's the same thing with a relationship.
Gustave Courbet The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.
George Murray Even the people who have had success and made money writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need to pretend it's no big deal, or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction, but often it's really just about the money, the perceived prestige.
Rebecca Romijn Sometimes I'm so tired, I look down at what I'm wearing, and if it's comfortable enough to sleep in, I don't even make it into my pajamas. I'm looking down, and I'm like, 'T-shirt and stretchy pants? Yup, that's fine. It's pajama-y, good night.'
Albert Einstein Love is a better teacher than duty.
Marc Andreessen If you're unhappy, you should change what you're doing.
Ziggy Marley There is a physical relationship with a woman that you don't have with anybody else, but that's not about love. Love is a spiritual thing.

William Shenstone

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