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#1. The best books of our times have included the three mature volumes of Philip Larkin. They're very short books of poems, and very carefully arranged. - Author: Robert Morgan
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#2. Life is short and if you're looking for extension, you had best do well. 'Cause there's good deeds and then there's good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell. - Author: Ben Harper
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#3. ... and who are you, anyway?"
"I'm Tina."
"Thank goodness!" I said so loudly she stepped back. "No silly-ass overdone names for you, m'girl."
"It's short for Christina Caresse Chavelle."
"Well, you did the best you could. - Author: MaryJanice Davidson
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#4. The world looks very different to me now at twenty. I have outgrown my early opinions and ideals with my short dresses, just as Mrs. Walton said we would. Now the critics can say 'Thou waitest till thy woman's fingers wrought the best that lay within thy woman's heart. - Author: Annie Fellows Johnston
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#5. We only have one life and one body to care of, and we better do it right. You never know what tomorrow may bring and so we better live this life the best we can and be grateful for everything we have. - Author: Novak Djokovic
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#6. Short of a shotgun, a pool cue is the best barroom weapon ever invented. Short enough to be handy, long enough to be useful, made out of fine hardwood and nicely weighted with lead. - Author: Lee Child
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#7. Leave it to your best friend to grab you by the short curly ones with one hand and bitch slap you with the other."
"His Name was Harley Manfield - Author: T.A. Webb
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#8. Letting go is never easy. There is no short-cut or trick to it. You must be committed enough to your future to let go of your past. It's not easy and it's likely to hurt, but it is for the best. - Author: Steve Maraboli
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#9. I adapted an O. Henry short story called 'By Courier,' which got nominated for a Best Short Subject Oscar. - Author: Peter Riegert
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#10. Of all the things which make up our Short-Time lives, sleep is surely the best. - Author: Stephen King
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#11. He is a principled man, and compassionate, someone who will remind himself of your best qualities while struggling to forgive your worst. In short, he is a friend. - Author: Tracy Guzeman
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#12. ...So to be fast to don't be long and to try to be short... If you want to play the best game, create it - make the rules, make what they will do... That's how I do it. I make people to play my games and then often loooose! - Author: Deyth Banger
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#13. We live in the Age of Comparison. Too often, we deem our own achievements worthless if they fall short of others' standards. Our best isn't good enough if it's not as good as someone else's best. - Author: Alexandra Robbins
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#14. (Francis) Bacon's best known writings are his essays. They are loved for many reasons, such as their being so short. - Author: Richard Armour
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#15. Because the best kind of friendships never really ended. They could be put on pause for a short while or divided by space and time. But real friends - the truest ones - always waited and never missed a beat. - Author: Bethany-Kris
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#16. Well, I think the best thing we can do for the short term is move good energy legislation through to the Congress; I'm encouraged that there's some prospect for that now. - Author: John W. Snow
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#17. We want these assets to be productive. We buy them. We own them. To say we care only about the short term is wrong. What I care about is seeing these assets in the best hands - Author: Carl Icahn
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#18. I want the reader to feel something is astonishing. Not the 'what happens,' but the way everything happens. These long short story fictions do that best, for me. - Author: Alice Munro
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#19. So I'm delighted to open up a bit about these particular details, in honor of Valentine's Day (when every balding, chubby, and short actuary wants people - especially the babes out there - to know about his studly past"
From: "My Best Valentine's Day.Ever: a Short Story - Author: Zack Love
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#20. The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk. - Author: Joseph Joubert
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#21. I did a short film called 'Disco' and won an award for Best Supporting Actor at an indie film festival, and that was nice. Hopefully there's lots more to come. - Author: Charlie Rowe
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#22. He pulled himself up short. He believed in a door. He must find that door. The door was the way to . . . to . . . The Door was The Way. Good. Capital letters were always the best way of dealing with things you didn't have a good answer to. Brusquely - Author: Douglas Adams
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#23. The state is the most destructive institution human beings have ever devised - a fire that, at best, can be controlled for only a short time before it o'erleaps it's improvised confinements and spreads its flames far and wide. - Author: Robert Higgs
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#25. Youth is counted sweetest by those who are no longer young. - Author: John Green
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#26. Life is too short, you know? You have to make the best of it. Do things most teenagers wouldn't do. - Author: Tessa Emily Hall
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#27. For short term relaxation, I take a hot tub. It's my best way to unblock writers' block, too. For a bit longer relaxation, I enjoy camping. Just being in the wilderness, with no phones or computers or anything I have to do really refreshes my spirit. - Author: Ellen Hopkins
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#28. The first thing we see about a short story is its mystery. And in the best short stories, we return at the last to see mystery again - Author: Eudora Welty
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#29. But I believed in starting over. There was finally, I knew, only rupture and hurt and falling short between all persons, but, Shirley, the best revenge was to turn your life into a small gathering of miracles.
If I could not be anchored and profound, I would try, at least, to be kind. - Author: Lorrie Moore
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#30. Others, amounting to four novels and a mess of short stories which I did not think worth preserving, I have done my best to eliminate from the record by refusing all requests for permission to reprint them, and I hope I have done a good job of making them hard to unearth. - Author: Leslie Charteris
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#31. Is only a novel ... or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language. - Author: Victoria Connelly
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#32. After a short flurry of national and international concern over the "death of the Sun," the human race settled down to solving the insoluble problem in the best way that they knew - they ignored it and hoped it would go away. - Author: Robert L. Forward
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#33. You'll live your life a lot happier if you stop trying to be perfect. Do your best for Jesus. When you fall short, He'll carry you. - Author: Karen Kingsbury
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#34. I mostly write short stories. They are best written in a continuous creative process. You have a feel of immediacy. - Author: Ruskin Bond
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#35. There are good waves not that far from Manhattan - on Long Island, in north Jersey. It's true that the best surf around here tends to happen in winter, so you need a good wetsuit, and the time window of good waves is often pretty short, so you have to stay on top of the forecasts. - Author: William Finnegan
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#36. the best cure for Communist ideals is to live, even for a short time, under a Communist regime. - Author: Rachel Roth
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#37. I go short and sweet on the engagement. I did have a longish engagement, but I think short and sweet is best. - Author: Leelee Sobieski
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#38. Other things my best friend said to me: That two years was but a short span. - Author: Helen Oyeyemi
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#39. I am my best self when I have super-short hair. That's when I feel most like me and most confident. - Author: Halle Berry
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#40. It was curious how that beetlelike type proliferated in the Ministries: little dumpy men, growing stout very early in life, with short legs, swift scuttling movements, and fat inscrutable faces with very small eyes. It was the type that seemed to flourish best under the dominion of the Party. - Author: George Orwell
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#41. I grew up partially in Switzerland but mostly in Australia. I lived in Kakadu for a short time - it's an Aboriginal community. My best friend growing up was Aboriginal. She taught me so much. - Author: Isabel Lucas
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#42. I don't want to eke out my life like a resource in short supply. The only selfish life is a timid one. To hold back, to withdraw, to keep the best in reserve, both overvalues the self, and undervalues what the self is. - Author: Jeanette Winterson
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#43. 'Up' was the best. The first 10 minutes of that movie made me weep. It was so well done ... even if that montage was all I'd seen, just as a short film, that was great. That was my favorite thing of the year. - Author: Charlyne Yi
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#44. Always lust for the best, because life is too short to be an ordinary. - Author: M.H. Rakib
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#45. Life is short. I'm 47 years old. I've got 10 years to go where I can be the best I can be. I want those 10 years to be precious, not like before, cranking two or three movies a year. I've made a ton of movies in my life, but so what? - Author: Jean-Claude Van Damme
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#46. You only need two waves in a heat, so I try and keep my surfs short and sweet and not too draining. Keep them intense and try and get the two best waves I can. - Author: Joel Parkinson
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#47. Believe the best about people. Pray for their short comings. You are not the standard. We all need grace. - Author: LeCrae
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#48. Look at the United States today. We have made mistakes in the past. We have had shortcomings. We shall make mistakes in the future and fall short of our own best hopes. - Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
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#49. It is those who have this imperative demand for the best in their natures, and who will accept nothing short of it, that holds the banners of progress, that set the standards, the ideals, for others. - Author: Orison Swett Marden
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#50. The way to a woman's heart might best be reached via a short cut. - Author: Dixie Waters
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#51. When the world does its level best to devalue me in ways that are nothing short of brutal, all it does is evidence my value. For why would it expend such massive amounts of energy attempting to destroy something that's not there? - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#52. And then he laughed. It was short and brief, but genuine and made the dimples stand out on his scruffy cheeks. It was the best sound I'd heard all year. - Author: Karina Halle
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#53. He thought I'd be his best reporter, said I had a surprising mind. In my two years on the job I'd consistently fallen short of expectations. - Author: Gillian Flynn
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#54. In short, on the basis of horse sense and the best scientific information, there was nothing good to be said for the exploration of space. The time was long past when one nation could seem more glorious than another by hurling some heavy object into nothingness. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#55. I try to make the best of what I have as life is short - Author: Foley Western
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#56. And what a man he is. Tall, but not too tall. Five o'clock shadow. Late twenties, early thirties. Piercing blue eyes. Short, brown hair that juts forward, matching his angular face. He's wearing an untucked, button-down white shirt and dark-grey slacks. He looks disheveled in the best way possible. - Author: Samantha Riley
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#57. The best advice I can give is to ignore advice. Life is too short to be distracted by the opinions of others. - Author: Russell Edson
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#58. We're here for such a short period of time. Live like you're already dead, man. Have a good time. Do your best. Let it all come ripping right through you. - Author: Jeff Bridges
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#59. I think the best thing about my short-lived political career was that I saw the interiors of Bihar and UP. That is the real India, and, being an Indian, it was really sad to see our own people living in such dismal conditions. It was a real eye-opener. - Author: Sanjay Dutt
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#60. I try not to write jokes that are mean. I try my best to write jokes that are pretty universal and jokes that don't attack anyone. I know I often fall short of that and end up taking unfair swipes at people, but I try not to. - Author: Simon Rich
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#61. Man is a short-sighted creature, sees but a very little way before him; and as his passions are none of his best friends, so his particular affections are generally his worst counselors. - Author: Daniel Defoe
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#62. I think that when two people are able to weave that kind of invisible thread of understanding and sympathy between each other, that delicate web, they should not risk tearing it. It is too rare, and it lasts too short a time at best ... - Author: Mary Francis Kennedy Fisher
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#63. There was very little man left within his eyes - she knew a beast when she saw one, knew short, simple words worked best, most often to tame or quiet an impending attack. But in this case
"More," she breathed. - Author: Erin Kellison
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#64. You know. Life's short. If you don't try new things, you'll never know what you're best at. And you can only make time for new things by quitting the things you know don't work for you. - Author: Meg Cabot
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#65. 3,2,1 ... Launch! A lot of preparation goes into launching a rocket ship. No short cuts or cheating will get that rocket to its destination. A lot of hard work and dedication goes into every launch. What are you doing to launch? Are you doing the proper work needed? Are you dedicated? - Author: Robert D. Kintigh
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#66. Yes, it would nice for this fifty year period, this cradle of all vampire short stories in the English language, to include a vampire tale by Edgar Allan Poe. But the sad answer is that Poe never penned a vampire story. - Author: Andrew Barger
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#67. I believe that the short story is as different a form from the novel as poetry is, and the best stories seem to me to be perhaps closer in spirit to poetry than to novels. - Author: Tobias Wolff
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#68. Life's too short to settle for second best - Author: Elle Casey
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#69. Life's too short. You may be on this planet for 80 years at best or who knows, but you can't just pedal around and do the same thing forever. - Author: Charlie Trotter
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#70. I did short film with Damian Lewis from Homeland, that was a really incredible experience. He's one of the best actors I've ever worked with. Even though that's a short film for Jaguar that's really, in essence, a commercial, it didn't feel like it, at all. - Author: Shannyn Sossamon
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#71. What shall I say further? Shall I not stop short and leave to your imaginations to portray the tragic deeds of war? Is it not enough that I here leave it even to unexperience to fancy the hardships, the anxieties, the dangers, even of the best life of a soldier? - Author: Deborah Sampson
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#72. Even if I should be right in this, I do not know whether my way of approach is really the best and simplest. But, in short, it was mine. - Author: Erwin Schrodinger
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#73. The best solution for falling just short of the goal is to focus on the fundamentals but perform them better. - Author: Tony Dungy
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#74. Life was too short though to agonize over the little stuff; sometimes you had to do what was best for you and if your family loved you they would be happy regardless. - Author: L.A. Fiore
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#75. If you want to be successful, don't seek success - seek competence, empowerment; do nothing short of the best that you can do. - Author: Jaggi Vasudev
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#76. Since I'm homeschooled, I don't get much kid interaction, so I started at this gym and I got to meet other kids. I actually met one of my best friends there; we hang out all the time. - Author: Jake Short
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#77. Healing is a deeply private process and, honestly, you're not welcome to be a part of it. But you will have given me a short furlough from the dark, sorry prison of my mind, and that gift, precious in its own right, is really the best you can hope to offer. - Author: Jonathan Tropper
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#78. Parenthood offers many lessons in patience and sacrifice. But ultimately, it is a lesson in humility. The very best thing about your life is a short stage in someone else's story. - Author: Michael Gerson
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#79. I find my breath gets short, but it seldom gets longer as a man gets older. I take it as it comes, and make the most of it. That's the best way, ain't it? - Author: Charles Dickens
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#80. The only book by a modern president that bears serious comparison with Obama's 'Dreams From My Father' is Jimmy Carter's short campaign autobiography, 'Why Not the Best?,' published in 1975. - Author: Jonathan Raban
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#81. I'm really comfortable in a stressful, leadership position. I need this job. I need to do this. This fits my personality. This is the best thing for me, short of playing. - Author: Avery Johnson
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#82. Our mandate is to find the 200 best companies in the world and invest in them, and find the 200 worst companies in the world and go short on them. If the 200 best don't do better than the 200 worst, you should probably be in another business. - Author: Julian Robertson
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#83. In short, every child develops in ways that best allow them to compensate for weakness; "a thousand talents and capabilities arise from our feelings of inadequacy," Adler noted. - Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon
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#84. I think that every boxer should understand he's on the pedestal for a short span. It's best that you use boxing and don't let boxing use you. Use boxing to sell, because people are selling you through your boxing career, so you have to learn to sell yourself, and you'll never starve. - Author: George Foreman
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#85. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments, soccer games, romances, best friends, location of friend's houses, favorite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams. A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house. - Author: Matt Groening
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#86. I once asked a Jesuit preist what was the best short prayer he knew. He said "Fuck it." as in "Fuck it, it's in Gods hands. - Author: Anthony Hopkins
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#87. Fear is a Dangerous Animal.
Best kept on a short leash ... - Author: William Curtis
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#88. I would advise you to read with a pen in your hand and enter in a little book short hints of what you feel that is common or that may be useful; for this will be the best method of imprinting such portcullis in your memory. - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#89. David Burnett was the son of Martha Foley, who edited the Best American Short Stories series. She hired me to work with David and her to read stories for the anthology. - Author: Terry Southern
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#90. At times like these, size really does matter, I point out, at I extend my ginormous umbrella over her in a way that stops any rain droplets from falling on her.
My Best Valentine's Day Ever, A Short Story by Zack Love - Author: Zack Love
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#91. I get a lot of emails from entrepreneurs. The best ones are short, to the point and include some question and/or the product - Author: Jason Calacanis
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#92. Ah yes, now you're beginning to feel it. It's so satisfying to see my best efforts coming to fruition. Undoubtedly one of the most gratifying rewards of my profession. It would warm my heart - if I had one. - Author: Jaye Frances
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#93. Right after 'Backspacer,' my best friend got killed tragically. Something happened to me then where I got super motivated. I had a shelf of all this unfinished music ... So I just went to work and made a conscious decision that I was going to finish a bunch of stuff. Life's short. - Author: Jeff Ament
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#94. Oh, he did his best to make their short lives miserable, because that was his job, but nothing he could think up was half as bad as the stuff they thought up themselves. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#95. I tend to be more of a novel writer. In fact, some of my novels started out as short stories, and I just got carried away! I think some of my best writing is in the short story form, but novels come more naturally to me. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#96. In short, the best thing to do is behave in a manner befitting one's age. If you are sixteen or under, try not to go bald. - Author: Woody Allen
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#97. Thus far, I've devoted my entire career to publishing genre short fiction, but I now look forward to applying that same level of curation to finding the best new novels and new authors. - Author: John Joseph Adams
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#98. The short story seems like the best of all possible worlds. I do feel it is closer to writing poetry than to writing a novel, with its requirements of concentration and economy. - Author: James Lasdun
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#99. Dragos had a short temper at the best of times. Now he was liable to bite somebody's head off if they looked at him funny. - Author: Thea Harrison
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#100. The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all. - Author: Winston Churchill
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