Being Great Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Being Great Quotes

#1. Janice rolled her eyes. First, the doctor had ogled her, and now Karr was leering at her and licking his lips lasciviously.
Oh this is great. I'm being mentally undressed by a space pirate. - Author: William L. Lavell
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#2. British actors are renowned for being great villains in movies, like Bond films, all the rest of it. - Author: Luke Evans
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#3. My mother was a Bloomsbury figure: a great friend of TS Eliot, Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell. My grandmother, Mary Hutchinson, gave her life to works of art, being an admirer of Matisse and Giaometti, whom I collected as a young man because of her. - Author: Jacob Rothschild
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#4. There are some key elements to business being a success, and that's a smart visionary and great management behind the people that are going to build it. - Author: Rob Dyrdek
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#5. Now we are proud that the government has moved from the class of the exploiters to the class of the people who were being exploited. And in the great name of the same class, I raise this nation's flag which is a strong symbol of this transfer. - Author: Nur Muhammad Taraki
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#6. There is a great streak of violence in every human being. If it is not channeled and understood, it will break out in war or in madness. - Author: Sam Peckinpah
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#7. Being inspired by a great personality is not enough. You have to take actions to succeed. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#8. I think I have a great deal of self-hatred, a profound feeling of fraudulence, of being detestable and evil. It's only a part of me, but it's there, and it's active. - Author: Tony Kushner
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#9. The thing that makes the great players great, and that separates players from different players is, when you going out there whether being prepared or not, you have to react. And if you're thinking, you're already a step behind. - Author: Cam Newton
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#10. I don't mind being classified as a jazz artist, but I do mind being restricted to being a jazz artist. My foundation has been in jazz, though I didn't really start out that way. I started in classical music, but my formative years were in jazz, and it makes a great foundation. - Author: Herbie Hancock
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#11. My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. - Author: Maya Angelou
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#12. Thanks for being the kind of person who likes to pick up a book. That's a genuinely great thing. I met a librarian recently who said she doesn't read because books are her job and when she goes home, she just wants to switch off. I think we can agree that that's creepy as hell. - Author: Max Barry
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#13. They are the best physicians, who being great in learning most incline to the traditions of experience, or being distinguished in practice do not reflect the methods and generalities of art. - Author: Francis Bacon
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#14. My advice has always been to study the craft of acting if you want to be an actor. There are many great schools that teach acting. NYU being one of them. - Author: Peter Facinelli
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#15. I've always found a way to make my way, and now I've had the fortune of being hired by a great company - Chrysler Corporation - one of the original Big Three. - Author: Joe Wurzelbacher
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#16. When you sit tranquilly, you set a great example to the people who rush around in panic and thus you show the crazy waves the beauty of being a calm lake! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#17. Architecture has its political Use; publick Buildings being the Ornament of a Country; it establishes a Nation, draws People and Commerce; makes the People love their native Country, which Passion is the Original of all great Actions in a Common-wealth ... Architecture aims at Eternity. - Author: Christopher Wren
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#18. If someone is being bullied or feels like an outsider, and they relate to something that I've done, even if it's just igniting a spark, that's great. I had that feeling as a kid. I was messed with no end. - Author: Johnny Depp
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#19. I get on with actors, and when I'm doing a theatre show, it's great being with them all the time. But we're all alike, and it's much nicer being with people who are different. - Author: Phil Daniels
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#20. The United States owes a great debt to its inventors. Far from being grateful to them, it places every obstruction in their way and makes it enormously difficult to secure a patent. - Author: Preston Sturges
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#21. I wanted to make a living, but I really was not interested in money at all. I was interested in being a great comedian. - Author: Larry David
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#22. It was an experience being on a Beatles tour. They weren't very good. The singing was great, but the playing was a bit weak. - Author: Robin Trower
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#23. If, like Harry Keogh, I could talk to the dead - God, there are an awful lot of people I would like to speak to! Not least my father. Being in the army for 22 years, I didn't see enough of him, and I know there are a great many things I could have learned from him. - Author: Brian Lumley
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#24. You will certainly grant me that neither antiquity nor whatever nation has devised a more repulsive and blasphemous absurdity than that of eating your God. This is the most disgusting dogma of Christian religion, the greatest insult to the Highest Being, the climax of madness and insanity. - Author: Frederick The Great
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#25. Dear heart, we embrace the song and the story and all our gifts because the world has such great need, and because the world exceedingly rejoices, and because there is no sadder thing than to leave this world having never really shown up. - Author: Carrie Newcomer
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#26. Being chic not only takes a great deal of money but an enormous amount of time. It practically precludes everything else, even being on charity committees. Half of one's time goes getting chic, the other half being seen that way. - Author: Elizabeth Hawes
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#27. But she named the infant "Pearl," as being of great price-purchased with all she had-her mother's only treasure! - Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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#28. I absolutely loved being famous. It was all great, up until the point when it wasn't. - Author: Noel Gallagher
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#29. I am tired of being roasted. I had a great deal of hard luck while manager of the team and somehow or other couldn't get the best out of the material I had at hand. - Author: Joe Kelley
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#30. Suddenly we could all hear, we could all listen, and instead of being caught up in our finite little balls of bullshit, we could all become players in that great universal orchestra again. - Author: Anthony Kiedis
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#31. I wondered if that wasn't the answer to the mystery, countrywide. It wasn't that eating was so great-it wasn't-but that nothing was great. Eating being merely okay still put it head and shoulders above everything else that was decidedly less than okay. - Author: Lionel Shriver
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#32. It was a great thing to be a human being. It was something tremendous. Suddenly I'm conscious of a million sensations buzzing in me like bees in a hive. Gentlemen, it was a great thing. - Author: Karel Capek
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#33. I think that's the great thing about being with, having a dog, is it kind of forces you to be in the present because that's definitely where they're spending their time. - Author: Jennifer Aniston
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#34. We must heap up a great pile of doing, for a small diameter of being. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#35. I don't know if I'm embarrassed because I think it's a funny show, but I could imagine there being a snootiness about it, but I do find 'The Big Bang Theory' very funny. I think that's a good show. I think it's fun, I like the actors; I think they're all doing a great job. - Author: Stephen Merchant
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#36. Never stop being a kid, Richard. Never stop feeling and seeing and being excited with great things like air and engines and sounds of sunlight within you. Wear your little mask if you must to protect you from the world but if you let that kid disappear you are grown up and you are dead. - Author: Richard Bach
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#37. It's no good being great in something that goes straight to video. - Author: Tom Wilkinson
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#38. I think one great tip is that you should always love yourself. If you don't love yourself, take care of yourself, cater to yourself and that little inner voice, you will really not be very worthy of being with someone else, because you won't be the best version of you. - Author: Kimora Lee Simmons
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#39. There is that great thing of D.C. being Hollywood for ugly people. There's very distinct crossover behaviors. - Author: Timothy Simons
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#40. All that crap about time being a great healer is bullshit. Time heals nothing. Well, acne maybe. - Author: Saurbh Katyal
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#41. Now I'm having the time of my life being on the road with one of the world's all-time great big bands, and performing with symphonies. I wouldn't trade it for anything. - Author: Doc Severinsen
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#42. The Singapore Open is the flagship event of the Asian Tour, it is a massive event and it is being played in a great place. I love coming here and it is good to be back. - Author: Lee Westwood
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#43. Social Security, a critically important, great program which does serve as the cornerstone of support for senior citizens, now faces challenges that threaten its long-term stability and well-being. The facts are there. The facts are crystal clear. - Author: Bill Frist
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#44. Being a native of Spain, the country to which I owe much of my education and cultural background, I was deeply influenced by my great predecessor Santiago Ramon y Cajal. - Author: Severo Ochoa
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#45. I'm honored to be at the side of Michele Bachmann. She is a great congresswoman. She is a great human being, and she is a true American patriot. - Author: Jon Voight
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#46. Today I join the greatest players that played the game. It is a great feeling being here. - Author: Eddie Murray
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#47. Only the great masters of style ever succeed in being obscure. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#48. I've been around so long that I might be in record books for being the longest, weirdest, most pathetic great player ever. Look t how precocious I am at 33. - Author: Vince Spadea
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#49. I've wanted to not play as much. I would like to just sing now. Even though I don't think I'm a great singer, I wouldn't mind just - not being a frontman, per se, but singing and not playing. - Author: Stephen Malkmus
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#50. I love the live performances and Las Vegas. I also like making films that are being discovered by another generation. Having been a teen idol of the '60s is great because you realize you left your generation with a smile and good memories. - Author: Connie Stevens
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#51. Love was never enough, not without mutual respect and a great deal of drudgery and effort. And even then, it wasn't enough. Wanting each other, being open to change, pushing each other to improve and grow
for the better
working to deserve each other, was the key. - Author: Penny Reid
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#52. I'm a practical person. Most fashion people live in the clouds, and they're full of it. I live like a human being - or, I try to - and I have to be intelligent; I have to be practical. I'm a great believer in common sense, and the older I get, I see that common sense is not that common. - Author: Iris Apfel
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#53. We will be happy if we can get around to the idea that art is not an outside and extra thing; that it is a natural outcome of a state of being; that the state of being is the important thing; that a man can be a carpenter and be a great man. - Author: Robert Henri
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#54. To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#55. Youth is seen as everything. You don't know anything when you're young. It's great being older, just having a more balanced perspective. I wake up and realise that what seemed to be important last year no longer is. I'm increasingly grateful for every day. - Author: Val Kilmer
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#56. Forecasting Armageddon has become trendy of late, with a great deal of attention being given to an interpretation of the Mayan Calendar suggesting that Mother Earth is destined for doom in December of 2012. - Author: Seth Shostak
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#57. Everyone loves the seventies because that's when movies were character-based, and you saw great characters and you saw very interesting filmmaking. There are interesting movies being made now, but it's harder and harder to make them. - Author: Justin Bartha
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#58. Being a role model is cool and a great honor. I'm grateful to be considered one and will live up to that title by encouraging kids to eat their Wheaties and brush their teeth often. - Author: Jennette McCurdy
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#59. Being the new guy's always great because you get to go in fresh with your own choices and you get to bring new life and breath and a new energy into something that's already established. - Author: Dustin Clare
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#60. Great sex is all about freedom and being everything you've always wanted to be. Know now that the only limits you have in regards to your own sexuality are the ones you impose on yourself. - Author: Roberto Hogue
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#61. I work in a medium where I get to be totally invisible and I get great pleasure from that, being a pretty self-conscious person. - Author: Terry Gross
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#62. The great advantage of being human is that we can employ rational thought and resolve to change our circumstances. - Author: Mariella Frostrup
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#63. The botanist looks upon the astronomer as a being unworthy of his regard; and he that is glowing great and happy by electrifying a bottle wonders how the world can be engaged by trifling prattle about war and peace. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#64. Don't discount your angst. Don't discount the tough times, being broke, being unhappy or even disappointed. This are the things great stories are made of. - Author: Lakeshia Poole
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#65. You as a salt-being, made of salt, go to fathom the depth of the ocean, and in the process you yourself dissolve. A great maharishi once said that true meditation is like this. - Author: Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
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#66. Clint Eastwood, to me, is Clint Eastwood. He's great at being Clint Eastwood. But, I don't know how to be that guy. I just don't know how to be one person. - Author: Robert Knepper
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#67. It really is no different in the way that we make records and shoot music videos. I don't think of the movie as being a great leap out of my current profession. - Author: Wayne Coyne
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#68. Being a writer is great, and being a parent is great, and I hate Marching Band. - Author: MaryJanice Davidson
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#69. It is a queer thing. In a time of great need, when powerful leadership is demanded, the people - confused and excited - hear only the strident voices of the audacious, and refuse to listen to the voice of wisdom which, being wise, is temperate. - Author: Lloyd C. Douglas
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#70. Pessimists fear becoming the dupes of Hope. Optimists enjoy Hope's company, and consider being duped no great matter. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#71. O great creator of being grant us one more hour to perform our art and perfect our lives. - Author: Jim Morrison
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#72. Unable to meet his steady gaze, I shifted my attention to the stream and cursed myself for being a terrible liar. Actually, allow me to clarify that: I'm great at lying to myself. I'm super crummy at lying to others. - Author: Penny Reid
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#73. I always wanted to tell the story of how Pearl Jam is the story of lightning striking twice. As well as being the flipside of the classic rock tale where great promise ends in tragedy. This is where tragedy begins great promise. - Author: Cameron Crowe
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#74. The great secrets of being courted are, to shun others, and seem delighted with yourself. - Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
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#75. He has achieved what Nietzsche liked to call 'The Great Health' - rare humour, valour, and resilience of spirit: despite being, or because he is, afflicted with Tourette's. - Author: Oliver Sacks
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#76. Almost everyone nowadays is on the wrong track in their pursuit of
happiness. They think a great deal about having and receiving, about
outward show and success and being served by others. That is what most
people call fulfillment.
True fulfillment, though, lies in giving and serving. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#77. John Green has written a powerful novel - one that plunges headlong into the labyrinth of life, love, and the mysteries of being human. This is a book that will touch your life, so don't read it sitting down. Stand up, and take a step into the Great Perhaps. - Author: KL Going
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#78. It was new to play a woman who plays with her sincerity, and who is a seductress, a manipulator and a liar! I was able to compose a character as opposed to being very natural, so it was very interesting for me. It was great to realise that I could be this kind of real woman! - Author: Audrey Tautou
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#79. It is one of the great weaknesses of reasonable men and women that they imagine that projects which fly in the face of commonsense are not serious or being seriously undertaken. - Author: Margaret Thatcher
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#80. When I was 15, I started playing first class cricket and always dreamt of being a Test cricketer, wanted to do something for the country, married in 1995, have 2 kids it's been great. - Author: Sachin Tendulkar
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#81. I know first-hand the challenges that come with being an on-the-go mom, and I am constantly looking for great products that fit into my busy schedule. I've tried every goop and elixir known to man. - Author: Eva LaRue
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#82. This is a big world. Billions - rapidly increasing billions - of people live outside our borders. Obviously, a great number of them, being much poorer than they think most of us are, look enviously over those borders and would like, if they could, to come here. - Author: George F. Kennan
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#83. When I was very young I thought I was just like everyone else. I think it took me longer than most to realize I was different and even longer to realize that being different was what made me great - Author: Tina J. Richardson
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#84. I'll probably stick to comedy for the time being. I mean, a great piece of work is a great piece of work, and I'm up for good work anytime. But I do love comedy! - Author: Jenna Elfman
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#85. It is surprising how many great men and women a small house will contain. I have had twenty-five or thirty souls, with their bodies, at once under my roof, and yet we often parted without being aware that we had come very near to one another. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#86. Over the last decade, economists seemed to share a broad consensus about economic policy, with the old splits between monetarists and Keynesians apparently being settled by events. But the Great Recession of the last two years has changed everything. - Author: Gavyn Davies
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#87. I once wanted to prove myself by being a great actress. Now I want to prove that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll be a great actress. - Author: Marilyn Monroe
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#88. Greatness Can Only Be Achieved With The Realization That Being Good Is Only Good Enough For Those Who Will Never Aspire To Be Great - Author: Jebb A. Rebal
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#89. It's a great burden, being one of the good guys. - Author: James Lee Burke
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#90. I think of great masters, like [Alfred] Hitchcock, for example, who works absolutely within this sensational realm. You feel like you can always tell what temperature a room is in a Hitchcock film because the people feel alive, they don't feel like they're just being filmed on a stage. - Author: Tilda Swinton
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#91. Either nature has made a great difference between man and man, or that the world is not yet anywhere near to being fully civilized. - Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
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#92. Here is my biggest takeaway after 60 years on the planet: There is great value in being fearless. For too much of my life, I was too afraid, too frightened by it all. That fear is one of my biggest regrets. - Author: Diane Keaton
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#93. You can make great money in a utility type of business by borrowing cheaply and lending sensibly but that's not what's being done. - Author: Meredith Whitney
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#94. Honestly, we'd probably be great parents. But it's a human being, and unless you think you have excellent skills and have a drive or yearning in you to do that, the amount of work that that is and responsibility - I wouldn't want to screw them up! We love our animals. - Author: Ellen DeGeneres
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#95. The great thing about not being American is that you don't assume you know what a Southern accent sounds like, so you have to be specific. - Author: Cate Blanchett
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#96. Being a great fighter is having a perfect balance of having that toughness, skill, as well as that mental capability to be able to out-think you opponent. - Author: Rashad Evans
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#97. The tree is happy because it is scarcely sentient;
the hard rock is happier still, it feels nothing:
there is no pain as great as being alive,
no burden heavier than that of conscious life. - Author: Ruben Dario
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#98. Hudson Taylor once observed, "All God's giants have been weak men who did great things for God because they reckoned on His being with them."3 - Author: Crossway
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#99. The black woman had had to struggle against being a person of great strength. - Author: Dorothy Height
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#100. One of my groupies gave me a film that they made, and it ended up being amazing, so I got it shown at South by Southwest. If I can help get their stuff out there, then great. - Author: Patton Oswalt
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