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#1. Eating a meal with full awareness can be a powerful, enlightening, and healing experience. - Author: David Simon
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#2. We have no sense of the collective anymore in America. The response to Katrina was proof positive of that. - Author: David Simon
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#3. Healing is the process of reestablishing the integration between body, mind, and spirit, creating opportunities for the return of the memory of wholeness. - Author: David Simon
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#4. It's been said that no man is a hero to a newspaperman, and I spent too many years as an ink-stained wretch. - Author: David Simon
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#5. Murder often doesn't unsettle a man. In Baltimore, it usually doesn't even ruin his day. - Author: David Simon
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#6. The board reveals all: Upon its acetate is writ the story of past and present. Who - Author: David Simon
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#7. Eventually, someone is going to pick up a brick. - Author: David Simon
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#8. Unless you loosen the hold that your past has on you, your future will unfold in much the same way ... it is time to begin writing a new script that accurately reflects the beautiful, powerful, and worthy being you are. - Author: David Simon
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#9. When we spend time in silence, we can hear the voice of our soul whispering its sacred message and encouraging us to make choices that bring us more happiness, health, love, meaning, and peace. - Author: David Simon
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#10. In the wake of Katrina, what you're witnessing and what we are very careful to depict is a form of patriotism. - Author: David Simon
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#11. Any music can be healing if it inspires, relaxes, encourages or creates enthusiasm for life in you. - Author: David Simon
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#12. Laughter is a symptom of spirituality. Laughter is the flow of love coursing through your body. Laughter is the nectar of present moment awareness. Invite more laughter into your life and relish the magic in every moment. - Author: David Simon
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#13. You can't make a good show based on pure verisimilitude, pure anti-drama. But you have to acknowledge a lot of ordinary life. Most TV doesn't do that. - Author: David Simon
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#14. It is the unrepentant worship of statistics that forms the true orthodoxy of any modern police department. - Author: David Simon
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#15. People from here will often say, "I'm not from the United States, I'm from New Orleans." - Author: David Simon
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#16. Baltimore's often called the most northern Southern town. It has a distinct essence. It's definitely post-industrial, definitely Rust Belt, very working-class. I grew up outside of Washington, and I felt I was moving to a completely different place when I moved 30 miles north out of college. - Author: David Simon
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#17. Those ... who insist that there are some moral limits that they will not violate, are forever surprising themselves. - Author: David Simon
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#18. The best # gift we can give in any interaction is to leave people feeling lighter, # happier , and more at # peace . - Author: David Simon
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#19. We didn't create the culture of film. We certainly market it better than anyone in the world, but film could have happened anywhere. It's not distinctly American, as witnessed by the fact that there are film communities throughout the world that tell stories to their own cultural liking. - Author: David Simon
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#20. What drugs haven't destroyed, the war against them has - Author: David Simon
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#21. Choices are much more practical and small when you're dealing with a real story. It's about execution, it's not about content. - Author: David Simon
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#22. While I think storytelling is a meaningful way to spend your life ... it does feel a little bit secondary or off-point. - Author: David Simon
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#23. What writer wants to make compromises with story? Story is the only reason you're in it. - Author: David Simon
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#24. Only the human heart can live in present moment awareness. The human mind cannot, because its essential nature is to ponder the past and plan the future. This is why all wise beings encourage us to go beyond the mind into the timeless, boundless transcendence of heart-centered awareness. - Author: David Simon
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#25. Rural America's not coming back. That idea was lost with the Industrial Revolution. - Author: David Simon
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#26. African American music can't happen in Germany or in Italy or in Mumbai. If America disappeared off the face of the Earth today, the greatest single cultural loss would be blues, jazz, hip-hop, R&B, rock-and-roll. - Author: David Simon
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#27. Nobody reads anymore in America. Reading has become the least effective delivery system for narrative. That's sad because prose is the means by which you can deliver very complicated, nuanced explanations of problems and possible solutions. - Author: David Simon
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#28. Meditation is like a bath for the mind; it clears and refreshes our windows of perception, allowing more light, love, and happiness to flow into lives. - Author: David Simon
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#29. Genuine inner freedom is the ultimate aim of life. It is the unspoken goal of every thought you have and every action you take. - Author: David Simon
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#30. Reality is ultimately a selective act of perception and interpretation. A shift in our perception and interpretation enables us to break old habits and awaken new possibilities for balance, healing, and transformation. - Author: David Simon
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#31. It is your birthright to live a life abundant in love. Make the commitment today to open your heart and let your love flow. - Author: David Simon
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#32. Everyone lies. Murderers lie because they have to; witnesses and other participants lie because they think they have to; everyone else lies for the sheer joy of it, and to uphold a general principle that under no circumstances do you provide accurate information to a cop. - Author: David Simon
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#33. I encourage you from the depths of my heart and being to know that you have the full capacity and the right to make changes that will enliven your awareness, raise the succulent joy in your heart, and experience the vitality that comes from living in balance. - Author: David Simon
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#34. A little anger is a good thing if it isn't on your own behalf, if it's for others deserving of your anger, your empathy. - Author: David Simon
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#35. I would be lying if I said the journalism doesn't reflect my own choices as a reporter and a writer: what to say, what to emphasize, how to say it, what is true or untrue. - Author: David Simon
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#36. On a practical level I'm a TV producer and storyteller who's gone about as long as you can go without achieving a mass audience. - Author: David Simon
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#37. There should be no surprise when you come to that hideous moment for which you've spent a lifetime preparing. - Author: David Simon
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#38. If I had to guess and put a name on it, I'd say that at some point, the drug war was as much a function of class and social control as it was of racism. - Author: David Simon
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#39. Homicide is the major leagues, the center ring, the show. It always has been ... It goes beyond academic degrees, specialized training or book learning, because all the theory in the world means nothing if you can't read the street. - Author: David Simon
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#40. I've never met anyone with a perfect upbringing. It seems to me that life on planet Earth just doesn't work that way. The basic challenges of getting our needs met and managing boundaries are inherent in growing up human. - Author: David Simon
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#41. I had a great editor, Rebecca Corbett, from the time I was a city reporter right through to the years I worked on the 'Sun's' enterprise reporting team. - Author: David Simon
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#42. The greatest contribution we can make to the wellbeing of those in our lives
is to have peace in our own hearts. - Author: David Simon
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#43. What city has given the world more in terms of American culture than New Orleans? There is none. Not New York. Not L.A. Not Chicago. Not anywhere, in the sense that African American music has gone around the world twenty times over, and it's continuing to evolve. It is our greatest cultural export. - Author: David Simon
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#44. Awakening into love is a lifelong path. - Author: David Simon
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#45. It seems that in Baltimore, one of the most violent cities in America, jurors are far more reluctant to convict criminal defendants than in the suburban enclaves that ring the city. - Author: David Simon
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#46. More people pay attention to fiction and to narrative than pay attention to journalism. That's quite sad. More people pay attention to television than to prose. That's equally sad, if not more so. - Author: David Simon
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#47. There are a couple of ideas for features that I would love to do. They happen to be comedies. - Author: David Simon
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#48. It is not a look of horror, consternation, or even distress. More often than not, the last visage of a murdered man resembles that of a flustered schoolchild to whom the logic of a simple equation has just been revealed. - Author: David Simon
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#49. You are worthy of love and you deserve to be happy. You have these beautiful qualities and many more because you are living the gift of a human incarnation. My hope is that you will embrace these truths and your birthright to live a life abundant in love, joy, and celebration. - Author: David Simon
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#50. If a drug dealer falls in West Baltimore and no one is there to hear him, does he make a sound? - Author: David Simon
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#51. (sergeant thinking about an excellent detective who's threatening to quit)
For a squad sergeant, having Worden working for you was like having sex: When it was good it was great and even when it wasn't so hot, it was still pretty damn good. - Author: David Simon
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#52. We are innately creative beings capable of writing a love story worth living, and we cannot afford to miss out on the opportunity to experience nourishing relationships. - Author: David Simon
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#53. The three-story derelict is home to Smitty, Gale, and Gale's baby - a nuclear family nested on the corner - and Ella is accustomed to seeing them on the front steps, waiting for redemption or a cool breeze from the harbor, neither of which seems particularly likely. - Author: David Simon
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#54. There are two Americas - separate, unequal, and no longer even acknowledging each other except on the barest cultural terms. In the one nation, new millionaires are minted every day. In the other, human beings no longer necessary to our economy, to our society, are being devalued and destroyed. - Author: David Simon
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#55. All stress is ultimately related to loss or the fear of loss. - Author: David Simon
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#56. A TV show can't hold people and institutions to account like good journalism can. - Author: David Simon
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#57. The mismanagement of American newspapering is quite remarkable. But all of the fellows responsible are now on a golf course in Hilton Head or some such (place), having secured their bonuses and golden-parachute buyouts. - Author: David Simon
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#58. The beauty of love is that in giving it away, you are left with more than you had before. - Author: David Simon
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#59. Every day, human beings are worth less. That's the triumph of capitalism. The money gets made, and the fewer people we need to make that money ... - Author: David Simon
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#60. Tom Pellegrini suppresses an almost overwhelming desire to see this woman dragged into a police wagon and bounced over every pothole between here and headquarters. - Author: David Simon
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#61. In any case where there is no apparent suspect, the crime lab will produce no valuable evidence. In those cases where a suspect has already confessed and been identified by at least two eyewitnesses, the lab will give you print hits, fiber evidence, blood typings and a ballistic match. - Author: David Simon
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#62. It's good to be good, but it's better to be lucky. - Author: David Simon
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#63. Health is a return to our memory of wholeness. - Author: David Simon
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#64. It is your birthright to have a life of meaning and purpose. Whether or not the people in your life have consistently celebrated your incarnation, you deserve to celebrate your existence. - Author: David Simon
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#65. What drugs have not destroyed, the war on them has - Author: David Simon
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#66. A man got to have a code. --The Wire - Author: David Simon
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#67. A heavily armed nation prone to violence finds it only reasonable to give law officers weapons and the authority to use them. In the United States, only a cop has the right to kill as an act of personal deliberation and action. To - Author: David Simon
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#68. To be told you've won a MacArthur fellowship is very flattering and gratifying personally. - Author: David Simon
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#69. One of the sad things about contemporary journalism is that it actually matters very little. The world now is almost inured to the power of journalism. The best journalism would manage to outrage people. And people are less and less inclined to outrage. - Author: David Simon
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#70. Life is too short to carry the burden of a heavy heart. It does not serve you or anyone else. Free yourself through the power of forgiveness and compassion. - Author: David Simon
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#71. [Y]ou are ... entrusted with the pursuit of that most extraordinary of crimes: the theft of a human life. You speak for the dead. You avenge those lost to the world. - Author: David Simon
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#72. The drug war is a holocaust in slow motion. - Author: David Simon
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#73. Blue jeans have gone around the world. But that's a product. We market blue jeans better, just as we market film better. But you can't tell me that if America didn't exist, the culture of movies wouldn't exist. It's not a distinctly American art form. - Author: David Simon
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#74. We have treated television as if it is not a mass medium, and we have been rewarded in kind. - Author: David Simon
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#75. Boiled down to its core, the truth is always a simple, solid thing - Author: David Simon
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#76. Awakening to who we really are is at the heart of yoga ... Yoga offers a path to this underlying field of being, which is the source of creativity, fulfillment, and abundance. - Author: David Simon
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#77. Most of TV works this way: You try to get something up and running, and once you do, you just try to keep it going, because there's a lot of money involved. - Author: David Simon
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